[Watch] The Arrival of The World’s Largest Cranes in Mexico


The heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 26 arrived at the APM Terminal Lázaro Cárdenas (TEC2) delivering the world’s largest ship to shore cranes.


  • It has a capacity of 1.2 million annual TEU.
  • It is a semi-automated deep water facility in final stages of construction.
  • The operations will begin by 2016.
  • With this, the port will be the second largest container port in Mexico.

A 32-year concession for design, construction and operation of the facility has been signed by the APM terminals which has an overall investment of US $ 900 million.

The Phase I includes:

  • A total of seven super-post-Panamax STS cranes with a 24-container row reach
  • 750 meters of quay to accommodate the largest container vessels
  • A fully-automated gate as well as an on-dock intermodal rail facility, the largest of its kind in any Latin American port.

APM Terminals Mexico’s Managing Director J.D. Nielsen, said, “Lázaro Cárdenas TEC2 will be the most technologically advanced container terminal in Latin America and we are very proud to be a part of Mexico’s ongoing growth as a major world trading partner and global logistics hub.”

Watch the above video of the ship arriving at the port.

Source: Maersk on youTube