Super Post Panamax Cranes, made to handle large container ships were brought into the Port of Seattle late Monday. These cranes have a capacity to handle ships that are 22 containers wide. The ship is now docked at Terminal 18.
UPDATE 2: Super Post Panamax Cranes now docked at Terminal 18
UPDATE July 25
The ZPMC Zhen Hua 23 took advantage of the tide and good weather to move to the dock at Terminal 18 this morning, bringing the Super Post Panamax Cranes it has been carrying. Calls to SSA inquiring about the offloading and installation of the massive devices have not been returned.
UPDATE 3:00 PM on July 24
According to Seattle Vessel Traffic, the estimated time for the ZPMC Zhen Hua 23 will pull its anchor around noon on July 29th and no time line has yet been released for the installation of the cranes.
Original Post July 23
The Port of Seattle said that Terminal 18 on Harbor Island, run by SSA, bought three more "Super Post Panamax" cranes, and they arrived today in Elliott Bay.
They’re 267 feet high and can handle the world’s largest container ships; the ZPMC Zhen Hua 23 will bring them in to port.
The cranes had been scheduled to arrive on Tuesday but got to port ahead of schedule.
These massive cranes can deal with vessels of 22 or more containers wide.
The Super Post Panamax cranes can weigh 1600–2000 tons or 3,200,000 pounds to 4,000,000 pounds each.
You can track the ship's position (and thus the cranes) by checking the Marine Traffic Link.