Port operator APM Terminals has overseen delivery of the world’s largest ship-to-shore cranes at MedPort Tangier in Morocco.
The giant cranes measured 144 meters when boomed up and weighed 2,500 tonnes. They were Manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai delivered aboard a Zhen Hua heavy-lift vessel.
“The three cranes represent the world’s largest double trolley STS cranes [and] will enable fast, safe and efficient loading and unloading services to some of the largest container ships on the sea,” a spokesperson for APM Terminals said.
The shipment is part of a total of 12 cranes to be delivered as part of construction work at the planned deepwater terminal. The port will serve as a transshipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners.