Matson installs container-handling crane

Aug. 2, 2007
Matson Navigation Co Inc has completed installation of a new $5 million mobile harbor crane for the Port of Kahului on Maui HI.

Matson Navigation Co Inc has completed installation of a new $5 million mobile harbor crane for the Port of Kahului on Maui HI. This new equipment, which is a first for a Neighbor Island port, will strengthen Matson’s operations in Kahului by providing a land-based crane for container handling.

The crane will complement Matson’s container barge service, which uses self-equipped rail-mounted cranes, and its roll-on, roll-off service, which, in addition to moving vehicles and other rolling stock, involves discharging and loading containers on chassis via special ramps designed for Matson’s vessels. The investment is designed to improve service to and from Hawaii’s Neighbor Islands.

The mobile crane is 150 feet high and can lift up to 40 tons of cargo. It was manufactured by Liebherr-Werk Nanzing GmbH and transported by barge from Rostock, Germany to Kahului.

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