Tuesday , 17 September 2019
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Baltimore invests in extra cranes

The Port of Baltimore in the US has added six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to assist with additional volume growth.

The cranes were purchased by the operators of the port’s Seagirt terminal, Ports America Chesapeake, and will add to the 16 already in service.

The port has seen double-digit growth following the widening of the Panama Canal in 2016, and in 2017 the port’s throughput rose by 11% to almost 600,000 teu.

The new cranes cost a total of US$12m and weigh 325,000 pounds individually.

The port was also recently named the fourth fastest-growing port in North America, and the Maryland Port Administration last year purchases 70 acres of land adjacent to the Seagirt terminal to handle its additional container business.