Crane assembly at Port of Wilmington. (Courtesy of the Port of Wilmington)
The port earlier purchased two multi-purpose gantry cranes from Kocks Crane company of Germany.
The components were delivered to the port in late November and early December via ship from fabrication facilities in Poland and Vietnam.
The cranes are being assembled at the port with the goal commissioning the equipment in April. The cranes will be in addition to two existing gantry cranes and one mobile harbor crane.
The cranes were purchased as part of an effort to keep the port competitive with others on the East Coast.
The Port of Wilmington is operated by the Diamond State Port Corp., an entity of the State of Delaware. See earlier story below: