Crane ship arrives in Fremantle

A ship from China carrying five container cranes has berthed in Fremantle Inner Harbour.
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Crane ship Zhen Hua 24 has berthed at North Quay at the DP World container terminal carrying five container cranes.

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It was a spectacular sight.

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Zhen Hua 24 with five cranes on board at North Quay

DP World has purchased the five cranes for its Australian container terminals and one will be unloaded in Fremantle.

The ship is scheduled to depart at 10 pm on Tuesday 25 September.

The other cranes will go to DP World terminals at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (two cranes).

  • Each crane is worth $15 million (total cost of five cranes is $75m).
  • Each crane stands 50 metres high, weighs 1200 tonnes and can lift 75 tonnes, servicing the largest vessels that currently call Australia.

Information from DP World: 

This crane will enable DP World Fremantle to service extra-large vessels carrying 10,000+ containers of goods. These new cranes mean every DP World Australia terminal will be able to work more efficiently and with larger vessels, which will boost productivity, benefitting consumers and exporters. The new cranes are part of more than $180 million in infrastructure investment by DPWA across the nation, in the past 12 months.

Source credit: Fremantle Ports