Tacoma gets cranes built in Shanghai

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 June, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 June, 1996, 12:00am

The port of Tacoma has received its third post-Panamax container crane, built at a cost of US$5.63 million in Shanghai.

The Zenhua 3 sailed into Commencement Bay on June 9 with the port's newest container crane towering 79.34 metres above the ship's deck.

The crane, manufactured by Zenhua Port Machinery Company of Shanghai, is for loading and unloading container vessels which are too wide to navigate the Panama Canal. The port now has a total of 15 cranes.

The latest crane will go into service at the port's Terminal 4, which is leased by Taiwan-based Evergreen.

Evergreen will bring its new 'U' class of post-Panamax vessels to the Port of Tacoma on Sunday , with the arrival of the Ever Ultra.