New STS Crane Now Operational at Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland Crane
Port of Oakland Crane
A new ship-to-shore crane is now in service at the Port of Oakland after being delivered in June 2021. Photo courtesy of Port of Oakland.

The long-awaited tall ship-to-shore crane that arrived at the Port of Oakland in June has been assembled, tested and is now in operation at the port’s Ben E. Nutter Terminal.

In late September, Everport Terminal Services, Inc. put into service its massive new crane, which the company purchased from Shanghai-based builder ZPMC. The new crane features a 170-foot lift height from the dock, allowing the terminal to load and unload containers to and from the largest cargo vessels.

The crane went through extensive testing when it arrived at the Northern California seaport, according to port officials, including electrical diagnostics and structural inspections.

“New container cranes help keep the Port of Oakland competitive and ready to handle record cargo volumes,” port Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said. “New operational infrastructure supports growing the maritime business and jobs in our region.”

Bringing the crane online could not have come at a better time, the port said. The new crane comes as Oakland anticipates a heightened peak season and an increase of holiday-related cargo and rising consumer demand.

By Karen Robes Meeks