We have mentioned in past newsletters that SSA’s terminal in Oakland is raising four cranes by 27′ to accommodate the new, larger mega ships, but seeing it first hand was really impressive.
Pictured in the foreground is the newly raised crane. Pictured to the right in yellow is the jack used to hold and raise it. Pictured in the background is a pre-raised crane. Trust us, it is not the distance making it look stubby. It is diminutive in comparison.
Thanks for the tour SSA!
The Port of Oakland handled a record number of containers in 2016, 1.83M TEU’s. Both exports and imports were up, 10.5% and 4.7% respectively, compared with 2015.
Port management is preparing for further growth with the development of a logistics center and a “cool port” refrigerated warehouse. These two projects will add nearly 750,000 square feet of warehousing space within the port property.
Additionally, in order to accommodate the mega-ships now calling North American ports, six cranes will be raised by 26 feet. Work will begin on the cranes in April of this year.
2017 will be an exciting and growth-spurred year in Oakland.