Super-post Panamax to begin operations at Fairview Container Terminal
The Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal has taken delivery of a new container handling gantry crane from Chinese-based manufacture ZPMC.
Arriving on Wednesday, following its 8,300-kilometre journey from Shanghai, the Super-post Panamax crane becomes the fourth such crane to begin operations at the Canadian port. The crane was offloaded on Thursday.
Identical to its three predecessors, the new crane weighs in at over 1,800 tonnes and boasts a 22-container reach.
“The arrival of a fourth crane for our container operations will further enhance our ability to quickly and efficiently turn around container vessels at Fairview Terminal,” commented senior voice president of Maher Terminals, which operates the box facility, Mark Schepp.
“It will add to our already very strong vessel production of 31-plus moves per crane hour.”
Since opening in 2007, Fairview Container Terminal has handled over 1.8 million TEU.