The Massachusetts Port Authority has announced that Conley Container Terminal in South Boston is keeping pace with the Panama Canal expansion by acquiring a pair of pre-owned low-profile cranes and four rubber tired gantry yard cranes from the Port of Oakland in California.
The cranes fulfill an essential component of Massport’s port modernization strategic plan for growth and greater economic benefit for the region.
Today, the cranes, weighing more than 5.5 million pounds began a month-long, 6,300 mile waterborne journey that will take them from Oakland, through the Panama Canal, and up the East Coast to their new home at Conley Terminal. The two 132 ft. tall low-profile electric dockside cranes from the Port of Oakland and four 78 ft. tall hybrid rubber tired gantry yard cranes from the APM Container Terminal were purchased at a total cost of $15 million which includes transportation and installation. The cranes are expected to arrive in Boston by mid-September.