The new crane was built by Shanghai-based ZPMC and has a lift height from the dock of 170 feet. The ship carrying it will pit stop near Pt. Reyes in Marin County for a few days while the crew works to make sure the crane will be able to clear the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges before entering the Oakland port.
When the crane arrives in Oakland, it will have to be reassembled, tested and put into service — a process that’s expected to take two months.
“New container cranes help keep the Port of Oakland competitive so it can continue to attract and handle the largest vessels calling North America,” the port explained in a statement. “Ultimately infrastructure, like this new crane at Oakland’s waterfront, contribute to growing the maritime business in Northern California and generating jobs in the region.”