Crane manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries has delivered two STS cranes from Charleston, South Carolina, to DP World in Saint John, Canada.
The project to modify, transport and install the cranes was part of a contract for upgrades at the Saint John site. The scope of work included weighing the cranes, installing new cab washing platforms, removing waterside spacers from the legs to accommodate the new dock elevations, machining the gantry wheels to match their rails and finally transport to Saint John, New Brunswick.
“DP World recently executed a 35-year agreement with the Port of Saint John that required the delivery of two additional STS cranes ready to go to work Jan. 14, 2017. DP World located suitable cranes in Charleston, SC that were on the market,” said Ed Johnston, vice president at ZPMC Crane Service.
The cargo was transported aboard ZPMC’s vessel Zhen Hua 14 and delivered on time despite a delay of 10 days due to Hurricane Matthew.
“When bidding the job, one major advantage we could offer was the ability to utilize ZPMC’s own ship that could handle the extreme 28-foot tides in the Bay of Fundy. We offloaded the first crane on a rising tide in 35 minutes using the ship’s specialized gear,” Johnston said.
Photo: The Zhen Hua 14 at DP World St. John. Credit: ZPMC