The Zhen Hua 23 arrived Monday morning with 2 new cranes for the PSA Atlantic Hub. The first of the cranes was moved shore side this morning. As part of the Installation, crane 5 will also be moved next too the two new cranes.
the 2 green cranes are bound for PSA’s terminal in Sines Portugal.
The Zhen Hua 23 sailed from China on September 13, and is due to arrive with 2 new SPPX Cranes for the PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub on November 5th. Cranes 6 and 7 will be placed at Pier 41, and crane 5, delivered in 2020 will be re-positioned directly south of the new cranes 6 and 7 . Currently Crane 5 is the middle crane, and sits in front of the two delivered in 2013
Rail blockages by Indigenous protests caused problems for the port. So did Excess traffic caused by a longshoreman strike in Montreal. MSC Diverted ships, but added Halifax to its regular schedule. Containers began to dwell, due to rail delays cased by a shortage of cars, causing excess empty containers were stacked all around port property. The Strike also led to Hapag Lloyd diverted some traffic to Halifax.
The Zhen Hua 29 arrived this morning with the new crane For PSA Halifax. The Crane was ordered last year, prior to the sale of the terminal to PSA.
Also on board the ship are 2 container Cranes bound for the EuroFOS terminal in Fos-sur-Mer France in the Mediterranean, and two gantry cranes for handling bulk products (Equipped with clam shell buckets) destined for Algeria.
the Zhen Hua 29 Departed Shanghai china April 24th, and sailed via the Cape of Good Hope.
the Zhen Hua 29 sailed from Shanghai today, with PSA Halifax’s new crane onboard. The ship is currently due to arrive June 22, baring any delays.
Like the other cranes at PSA Halifax, the crane was manufactured by ZPMC, but will be even larger then the two SPPX cranes added in 2013, spanning 24 bays across, vs 22 for the current cranes.
The addition of the new crane, and an option for a second were announced in February 2019, I’m told two tie down locations are being installed at pier41 suggesting the option for a second crane has been exercised.
Halterm announced it has Procured the Equipment required to add another Crane unit – with options for a second.
The Equipment ordered, Includes a new SPPX Container crane, capable of reaching 24bays across, to be delivered in June 2020. 2 New RTG’s, and 9 new yard tractors and container chasis will support the crane in the terminal.
Delivery should coincide with the completion of the terminal expansion.