OAKLAND (BCN) — The skyline around the Port of Oakland is going to get a little more crowded this week.
Everport Terminal Services is bringing in a new towering, ship-to-short crane to its Everport marine terminal, via ship from Shanghai-based ZPMC.READ MORE: UPDATE: Phish Fan Injured After Being Fallen On at SF Chase Center Concert Describes Brush with Death
The new cargo crane has a lift height of 170 feet above the dock.
Of course, the crane will first have to fit under the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. To make that happen, the ZPMC ship will anchor about 30 miles from the bay off Point Reyes for a few days, while workers make necessary adjustments.READ MORE: Storm Systems Building In Pacific; Potent Atmospheric River Bearing Down On Bay Area
Once the crane gets to Oakland, it will take about two months for the crane to be fully assembled, tested and commissioned into service, the Port of Oakland said in a statement.
New container cranes help Oakland stay competitive when it comes to attracting the largest, most advanced ships in North America, keeping port jobs in Oakland, port officials said.MORE NEWS: San Leandro Police Search For 73-Year-Old Woman Missing For Nearly A Week
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