SEATTLE – SSA Marine, Inc. and its subsidiary SSA Terminals, LLC announced the arrival of three new Super Post Panamax cranes for Terminal 18 in Seattle. Together with the three Super Post Panamax cranes that arrived in December 2011, the cranes represent a $54 million investment by SSA Terminals. These are the largest cranes in the Puget Sound region, enabling Terminal 18 to service the world’s largest 18,000 TEU vessels. Each crane will have a lifting height of 146 feet and an outreach of 210 feet, allowing for 9 high containers above deck and a reach of twenty four containers wide. The cranes will be capable of lifting container loads weighing up to 65 long tons.
“We made this investment to continue Terminal 18 as the best destination in the Pacific Northwest for the world’s most modern and efficient ships operated by our customers which include two of the world’s largest container lines, Maersk and CMA, along with our partner serving Hawaii, Matson Navigation. No other terminal in the region comes close to Terminal 18’s size, draft and cranes, or T18’s ample on dock and nearby rail connectivity,” stated Jon Hemingway, SSA Marine CEO.
Terminal 18, a 196 acre facility, is operated by SSA Terminals, a subsidiary of SSA Marine. With this ongoing infrastructure investment, Terminal 18 now features the most modern container crane fleet on the West Coast.
Jaime Neal, Vice President
SSA Marine, Seattle
SSA Marine Adds Cranes
About Carrix and SSA Marine
SSA Marine, a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc., is the largest U.S. owned and the largest privately held container terminal operator and cargo handling company in the world, handling approximately 22 million container TEU’s per year at its marine and rail terminal operations. The 63 year-old company serves more than 120 locations worldwide, including port operations throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Panama, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and New Zealand.