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The Big Lift: Watch the Assembly of ProvPort’s New Liebherr 550 Mobile Harbor Cranes

Time-lapse film documenting the delivery and assembly of two Liebherr 550 Mobile harbor cranes. The video also shows the cranes handling salt with one tool and aluminum oxide “dregs”, a dense material used in abrasives manufacturing, with another.

ProvPort, which operates the Port of Providence - one of the busiest ports in America’s northeast - has expanded capabilities including the addition and operation of two Liebherr 550 Mobile harbor cranes.

The cranes that arrived in June began operation immediately after being certified.

“The new Liebherr 550’s replace two 30 plus year-old cranes. The lift capacity, the efficiency and the speed in which we can load exports and unload imports puts ProvPort in a leadership position,” said Chris Waterson, General Manager of Waterson Terminal Services, ProvPort’s Management Company.

The two state-of-the-art mobile harbor cranes were purchased through a public-private partnership leveraging a $10.5 million federal TIGER II grant. The remainder of the $21 million project is funded through ProvPort.

To see the cranes in use, see the additional video below.


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