Crane Delivery Signifies South Carolina Ports Authority´s Big-Ship Readiness
The delivery of two super post-Panamax cranes at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has marked a significant milestone in the Port´s big ship readiness, to be followed in the coming years by the completion of the Wando Welch wharf project and harbor deepening to 52 ft. The cranes, produced by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co (ZPMC) in China, provide 155 ft of lift height from the dock to enable SCPA to work larger container cargo ships. The cranes will be located at the Wando Welch Terminal, which is undergoing a $44 mn project to strengthen and upgrade the wharf and infrastructure required for handling bigger vessels and cranes. Recently, the SCPA Board of Directors approved the purchase of two additional cranes of this size for delivery at the end of 2017, coinciding with the completion of the wharf project.