Terminal 5 Cranes Begin Voyage to Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Seattle Harbor

Zhen Hua 36

On Sunday, May 23rd four ZPMC Super-Post Panamax Cranes departed Shanghai heading east to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) Terminal 5 in the Seattle Harbor.

Traveling on vessel Zhen Hua 36, the cranes have an approximate 30-day voyage before settling in their new home at Terminal 5. SSA Marine, a partner in the Terminal 5 project, is the owner and future operator of the new ZPMC cranes.

Standing 316 feet tall with a 240-foot outreach boom, these cranes will be among the largest on the West Coast and able to handle the biggest container vessels operating in the world, once Terminal 5 is completed early next year. 

“The voyage of the ZPMC cranes to the Puget Sound marks a major milestone for the completion of Terminal 5 and will provide a major lift toward making our gateway more competitive - bringing more cargo, jobs, and economic opportunity to our region,” said Port of Seattle Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Fred Felleman.

“We look forward to tracking their progress across the Pacific.”

The Northwest Seaport Alliance will be tracking the Zhen Hua 36 across the Pacific Ocean. Vessel tracking will be updated daily to reflect the Zhen Hua's journey. The public is invited to watch the crane voyage at: https://bit.ly/2QPMRhy.