Port of Tampa to buy three gantry cranes
The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) said Tuesday it has agreed to purchase three pre-owned container gantry cranes for use at its new Hooker’s Point container terminal at a cost of $7.3 million.
The three cranes are low-profile electric Paceco container gantry cranes with 100-foot rail gauge and an outreach across 13 rows of containers. The total purchase cost includes delivery, installation, and modification, including infrastructure improvements such as the electrical substations needed to power the cranes. Delivery of the cranes is expected in June.
Last year the TPA unveiled its multiphased 10-year plan for container expansion, phase one of which includes the extension of Berth 212/213 from 750 feet to 1750 feet and expanding paved storage area to 24 acres, scheduled for completion in May. Future phases will include additional expansion of terminal acreage, as well as berth extensions and enhanced gate facilities, the TPA said.