NEW ZPMC post-Panamax cranes have left from Shanghai, China, bound for Fremantle and Melbourne.

The cranes are to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2020 adding “significant capacity to the Patrick Terminals capabilities in Fremantle and Melbourne operations”, according to the company.


As shown in one of the photos, the two cranes at the back of the vessel have the machinery house and main girder lowered to ensure they can get under the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne.

An aerial view of a crane on board a ship and ready to sail from China to Australia. Credit: Patrick Terminals

Patrick and all stevedores are looking to infrastructure investment to boost productivity in an intensely competitive Australian waterfront.