• 2019 April 9 13:04

    North Carolina Ports welcomes third Neo-Panamax crane to Port of Wilmington

    North Carolina Ports’ third neo-Panamax crane arrived to the Port of Wilmington on Monday morning. The Zhen Hua 25 arrived to the port following a three-month journey from Shanghai, China, the company said in its release.

    The new crane is identical to the previous two neo-Panamax cranes North Carolina Ports received in March 2018. The addition of the cranes enables the Port of Wilmington to operate 14,000 TEU vessels – the largest ships currently calling the United States East Coast. The installation process is scheduled to take two months.

    North Carolina Ports’ $200 million capital improvements plan includes a wider turning basin, berth enhancements, the new neo-Panamax cranes and an overhaul of Wilmington’s container terminal. The terminal renovations will double the port’s annual throughput capacity to 1.2 million TEUs and triple its refrigerated container capacity to 1,000 plugs.

    The three neo-Panamax cranes were purchased for $33.8 million and manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC). ZPMC is the world’s largest heavy duty equipment manufacturer of port equipment. There are currently no domestic manufacturers of ship-to-shore container cranes.

    About North Carolina Ports

    North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus an inland terminal in Charlotte, link the state’s consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry to the State of North Carolina. Port activities contribute statewide to more than 87,700 jobs and $678 million each year in state and local tax revenues.




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