Gulfport Orders Second Paceco Container Crane

—Literature Available John R. Martin, president of Paceco, Inc. of Gulfport, Miss., has announced the receipt of an order for a new Paceco Portainer® crane from the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport. The ship-toshore, container-handling gantry will be capable of loading or unloading 20- and 40-foot containers weighing up to 30 long tons each at an average rate of 30 boxes per hour.

The new crane will be installed on the Port Authority's West Pier alongside an Economy Portainer that has been operating there since 1979. The new crane will be faster than the older unit, and have an outreach of 115 feet versus 84 feet, and a lifting height of 80 feet against 60 feet for the smaller crane. With its greater capabilities, the new Portainer will enable Gulfport to service Panamax size containerships.

Since the introduction of the high-speed container-handling crane by Paceco in 1959, the company and its licensees have manufactured more than 300 units of this type, and in a recent report were credited with a 34-percent world market share.

For more information and free literature describing the Paceco cranes, Circle 23 on Reader Service Card

Other stories from May 1985 issue


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.