2 massive cranes arrive at Port of Charleston

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Sergist
August 8, 2016

The Port of Charleston made a step forward in preparing for the era of bigger ships when two, 155-foot tall cranes arrived Friday evening at Charleston Harbor.

The new cranes extend 40-feet higher than the existing cranes at the port, enabling workers to handle ships capable of carrying 14,000 twenty-foot-equivalent containers.

Port officials say bigger cranes are needed now to prepare for the anticipated ship calls following the recent expansion of the Panama Canal. Larger vessels enable containers to be stacked higher than before, requiring taller cranes to reach the cargo boxes.

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