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PortMiami receives four Super Post-Panamax cranes

PortMiami has boosted its container handling capacity with the arrival of four Super-Post Panamax cranes that arrived from Shanghai on Monday.

The new cranes, which collectively cost $39 million, are part of a $2 billion port improvement plan according to the Miami Herald.

"The new cranes increase PortMiami's loading and unloading efficiencies," said PortMiami Director Bill Johnson.  "We set an ambitious goal to double our cargo traffic over the next several years — the new cranes are an important component in our growth strategy."

The fully electric giant gantry cranes have a reach of 223 feet, and can service vessels up to 22 containers wide, with up to nine containers high above deck and eleven containers below deck.

"The Post-Panamax Era is near at hand," said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "The new PortMiami cranes represent an investment that ensures that we remain competitive in the global marketplace."

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