Maher Terminals orders cranes for Prince Rupert facility
Maher Terminals Inc., a marine terminal operator and logistics services provider in the port of New York and New Jersey, has ordered super post-Panamax cranes for a container terminal that Maher is building in Prince Rupert, on Canada's Pacific Coast.
The order, placed with ZPMC of Shanghai, calls for the cranes to be delivered and fully commissioned in the Port of Prince Rupert before the new terminal opens in the third quarter of 2007.
Maher is converting the port's Fairview Terminal into a container transfer facility that will have an annual capacity of 500,000 TEUs in the first phase of its development.
E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian National Railway, said Maher's ordering of the three super cranes was 'an important component' of the Prince Rupert terminal project. 'CN will start its terminal and rail infrastructure work this summer,' Harrison noted. CN's rail network will connect the new intermodal terminal with principal cities in Canada and mid-America.