New STS cranes for PNCT
By Laura Hatton15 May 2014
The Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) has acquired three ZPMC super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to help increase the terminal's capacity.
The cranes can handle 14,000 TEU vessels and they have a 65 tonne twin lifting capacity. James Pelliccio, PNCT president said, “PNCT has acquired three new ZMPC super-post-Panamax cranes, which are scheduled to arrive in early May, with commissioning completed by late August, early September.”
The order is part of a US$ 500 million expansion project at the port. Improvements, including deepening the berths, strengthening the docks, expanding the queuing area, upgrading capital equipment and expanding the ExpressRail facility are some of the major development works underway. PNCT has also upgraded its fleet of container handling equipment and has taken delivery of three new rail-specified, rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, a company spokesperson added.
Richard Larrabee, port authority port commerce director, said, “This project will allow one of our key port tenants to move its cargo into the market in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. We’re proud of the phenomenal growth of our port rail business, which gives our port a competitive edge for international cargo with other ports on the East Coast.”