Port of the Everglades RECEIVES three additional Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes as part of a USD 471 million project to expand its deepwater turning area for cargo ships.
The STS container gantry crane is one of the largest low-profile cranes in the world, bringing the total number of cranes at the Port of Florida to six Super Post-Panamax, seven Post-Panamax, one Paceco and one mobile harbor crane.
The three 175-foot (53-meter) Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes, costing $15.1 million each, can handle up to eight stacked containers from the deck of a ship and reach 22 containers along in . Port Everglades’ seven original gantry cranes in the Southport area, where most of the container cargo operations take place, are 151 feet tall and are limited to containers stacked six high and up to 16 containers long. height.
“The port has already seen a huge jump in the ratings of the World Bank Container Port Performance Index 2022 after the installation of the latest cranes and the completion of additional berthing capacity and is now ranked one of the top 5 major ports in North America. “The additional cranes will catalyze greater efficiency at the port,” said the CEO and Director of Port Everglades, Jonathan Daniels.
In the largest expansion project in Port Everglades’ history, the Southport Turning Notch berth area where the new cranes will be located was recently extended from approximately 900 feet to 2,400 feet to accommodate the more and larger cargo ships. The new cranes are expected to be fully operational in 60 to 90 days.