|“We had to coordinate with a lot of third parties, it is a bit complicated as we [NYK] are the carrier, Ceres is the stevedore unloading the crane, and the crane is actually bound for Ports America who is also the shipper…Liebherr, the manufacturer, is here to actually assemble the crane, and Mammoet is another third party here operating the SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) device… and T & T Crane Company had to unload the SPMT to assist in unloading the crane,” said Jack Duesler of NYK Shipping Lines. “NYK’s job is to get it safely to the first point of rest”.
The Port’s customers stand to benefit from the increased ability to load and unload cargo in a more efficient and cleaner way. Chuck Caulkins, Port Manager for Del Monte Fresh Produce at the Port of Hueneme explained, “the addition of a third mobile harbor crane in Ports America’s arsenal will greatly improve the efficiency of Del Monte’s operations in the Port of Hueneme. The hybrid characteristics of the new crane are important to Del Monte’s global sustainability efforts. This milestone could not come at a better time as Del Monte celebrates it’s 40th anniversary partnering with the Port of Hueneme.”
Timothy Child, Chief Operation Officer for Sealand, a liner service that calls on the Port stated, “we welcome the Port’s investments to reduce air emissions from cargo operations. This aligns with our own progress in reducing supply chain environmental footprints. Our customers and stakeholders increasingly demand low carbon transportation and cleaner air around ports.”
Learn more about the Port’s Environmental Initiatives here.
Learn more about the Port’s $3 Million ZANZEFF Grant here.