CAPE FEAR RIVER, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina Ports’ third neo-Panamax crane arrived to the Port of Wilmington Monday.
The delivery of the new crane had closed a stretch of the Cape Fear River from Wilmington southward most of the morning.
Fog this morning caused a three-hour delay in the movement of the neo-Panamax crane, which arrived on a 776-foot ship.
“The arrival of the third neo-Panamax crane is a continuation of a massive infrastructure improvements plan NC Ports has in place to enhance the terminal in Wilmington,” said Brian E. Clark, North Carolina Ports Chief Operating Officer. “The advancements we’re making with our cranes, container terminal and gate complex are paving the way for monumental growth at the Port of Wilmington and allowing us to efficiently accommodate our growing customer base.”
The new crane is identical to the previous two neo-Panamax cranes North Carolina Ports received in March 2018.