On a recent tour of SSA’s terminal in Oakland, we were able to see first-hand two cranes that were raised by 27′.  A third is currently under construction, while the fourth awaits its turn.

These cranes will be able to reach containers on the top tier of the new mega-ships. These ships are currently on rotation in the TransPacific trade, and these cranes will make the Port of Oakland one of the few ports in the US able to accommodate these large ships.

Could Containerships Be Obsolete?

Cntrs by High Speed TrainHere’s an interesting idea…we could be using high-speed trains to transport goods between Asia and the US.  The transit time would be a matter of hours not days.  While it would be a tremendous feat of engineering, the know-how and materials are available.  Check out this video for more information.