Long Beach port receives four new gantry cranes
Four new ZPMC gantry cranes recently arrived at the Port of Long Beach from China, and should be fully offloaded by next week according to port officials.
Two of the 300-foot cranes are headed for the port's Pacific Container Terminal on Pier J. The cranes' transport vessel, schedule permitting, will then make a dash under the Gerald Desmond Bridge headed for the port's SSAT Long Beach terminal on Pier A.
The two cranes headed for Pier A will bring the facility's total number of cranes to 12.
Chinese ocean carrier COSCO is the primary line servicing the 256-acre PCT terminal, while French line CMA CGM and Swiss line Mediterranean Shipping Co. are the primary lines calling at the 170-acre Pier A facility.
The port, the second-busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere, has more than 70 gantry cranes servicing seven main container terminals.