Posted June 24, 2021 2:13 PM by The Maritime Executive

Three new low-profile Neo-Panamax cranes are expected at the Conley Container Terminal on Tuesday morning. The cranes left China in mid-April.

Two of the cranes are 205 feet tall with a lifting height of 160 feet and can reach 22 rows of containers and are the tallest low profile cranes in the world. The other crane is 45 meters high and has a lifting height of 30 meters due to its proximity to the flight route of Logan Airport. These new cranes will efficiently service larger container ships of 12,000-14,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units, known as containers). Due to the shift in shipping to larger ships with more containers, larger cranes are needed.

These cranes, along with a new berth and deepened Boston harbor, will allow Boston to handle larger ships, giving New England importers and exporters better access and connectivity to the global market and facilitating future growth for the Conley Terminal.

WHAT: Three new cranes arrive making Boston Big Ship Ready.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

At around 8:00 a.m., the ship approaches Boston Harbor. The ship is expected to approach Deer Island around 9:00 a.m. The ship then heads towards the Reserved Channel and eventually stops at Conley Terminal. The drive from Deer Island to Conley Terminal is an estimated 30-45 minutes.

Unloading the cranes from the ship will take place over time and take up to a week.

WHERE: The ship will be visible from many vantage points along its route, including Castle Island, Deer Island, 88 Black Falcon, and the Summer Street Bridge in South Boston.

Media parking will be available in the 88 Black Falcon Avenue parking lot, South Boston, directly across from the ship’s dock.

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