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Neo-Panamax Cranes

Our Neo-Panamax Cranes are Fully Operational.
Thank You To All Of Our Partners and Employees Who Made This Possible

The eagerly anticipated neo-Panamax cranes have arrived at The Port of Wilmington.

Built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), the two new cranes are taller, have longer booms, and accommodate the loading and unloading needs of ultra-Panamax container vessels reaching the United States East Coast. The cranes’ arrival allows the Port of Wilmington to simultaneously service two ultra-Panamax vessels, creating new opportunities for both Port customers and the community at large. Small wonder that the cranes are big news.

Computer generated graphic of cranes over container ship

Opportunity on the Horizon

The addition of the neo-Panamax cranes represents a significant infrastructure investment in the Port, its customers and the North Carolina economy. In fact, the Port Authority’s $200 million investment in infrastructure will enable shippers to gain unprecedented access to the U.S. East Coast through the Port of Wilmington.

Post-Panamax Cranes
Weight1,380 tons
Price$33.2 million (4)
Lifting Capacity65-ton spreader bar
75-ton hook beam
Outreach
165 feet or 18 containers
Containers above deck7 containers
Rail Gauge100 feet
Height120 feet
Width between legs90 feet
Length (boom extended)430 feet
Neo-Panamax Cranes
Weight1,553 tons
Price$33.8 million (3)
Lifting Capacity65-ton spreader bar
75-ton hook beam
Outreach
203 feet or 22 containers
Containers above deck10 containers
Rail Gauge100 feet
Height151 feet
Width between legs90 feet
Length (boom extended)465 feet

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Its a busy Friday afternoon at the Port of Wilmington as two container vessels are working simultaneously. And because of NC Ports ongoing infrastructure improvements the speed and efficiency at which the Port is able to load and unload these vessels is also improving! For example one of the container ships is being serviced on the Ports recently renovated Berth 8 and two new neo-Panamax cranes! #ncports #portofwilmington #portofprogress #countdowntocranes #bigshipready

 

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Someone can tell me how many TEU,s Nc ports move per year

Governor Roy Cooper visited the Port of Wilmington Tuesday to tour the new neo-Panamax cranes and to discuss the infrastructure investments being made at the Port and how they’ll impact North Carolina. During his visit the Governor was also able to watch the first Hapag-Lloyd vessel call the Port of Wilmington.  

Later in the day BG Holland, Commander of the South Atlantic Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers stopped by to learn more about why the Wilmington Harbor is a nationally important freight gateway. 

#ncports #portofwilmington #portoprogress #countdowntocranes #bigshipready #economicengine

 

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I thought I saw some shiny new ones down there yesterday:)

Impressive! This is the crane to be installed in the new berth being constructed at PTZ!

One look, and you know this is Big for NC ✅

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