Two of our neo-Panamax cranes are fully operational and a third is expected to arrive in Wilmington this spring.
Two of NC Ports’ eagerly anticipated neo-Panamax cranes have arrived at The Port of Wilmington. The third crane departed Asia in January and is scheduled to arrive in April 2019.
Built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), the 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.