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Big crane, and bigger crane in Elliott bay

July 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments

MV reader Steve sent in this photo.  He writes:

A new ship just anchored off Magnolia in Elliott bay,- this was a picture with the sun setting on the huge cargo cranes, with a smaller crane on a barge as it went by. Quite a site.

Thanks, Steve!

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  • Brooks Burford

    Three new Super-Post Panamax ZPMC Cranes
    are bound for Terminal 18 on Harbor Island.  The 267-foot high cranes,
    combined with three that arrived in November 2011, make Terminal 18 the
    only ‘big ship ready’ facility in the Pacific Northwest.  Other factoids:

    They are 7 feet taller than Century Link
    Field.

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    They are as tall as 44 kangaroos together.

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    As tall as 745,111 dollar bills stacked on top
    of each other.

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    Or if you’re hungry, they are as tall as 2,136
    Twinkies stacked on top each other.

    Also, “Panamex” is a misnomer.  They’re not
    pan-American or Mexican.  They are manufactured in China.

     

    …Brooks, a proud Magnolian in Portland

    ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1528383853 Marc Rigney

    Looks like we have spammers testing the waters in the comment threads. Not you, Brooks. :-)

    • Ericsmith

      I’ve noticed this too.  Could you tell us if this enables them to access any of our contact info, etc?  What do they gain from spamming a public comment site?

      Thanks

  • Peterson

    I believe the “Panamax” refers to the ship size they can offload, Brooks.  “Panamax” refers to the maximum width/size of ships that can transit through the Panana Canal (apologies if you knew this already).  Apparently these cranes can offload ships even larger than that…

  • Pob Firkman

    Being as top-heavy as this freighter appears one wonders how it manages to cross oceans without capsizing.