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Taller than the Statue of Liberty

Four Chinese-made gantry cranes delivered yesterday to the Port of Virginia as part of major infrastructure investment to improve competitiveness

Mathew Healy, Portandterminal.com, January 8, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. – The largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived in Norfolk, yesterday marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade.

Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes towered over the ship that carried them through the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Officials from the Virginia Port Authority said they will be the nation’s largest.
The new cranes in Virginia should be up and running in about two months in Portsmouth, a city near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and are part of an ongoing expansion-and-dredging project at the Port of Virginia.
Here’s a time-lapse of the cranes arriving at the port.


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