New crane makes first big lift at the Port of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was on hand as the Port of Milwaukee’s new Manitowoc crawler crane made its first heavy lift February 6. The $2.7 million model 2250 crawler crane was delivered in late 2016, joining the port’s complement of other crawler, gantry and derrick cranes.

“This new crane is a city infrastructure investment that supports the port’s operations and serves the transportation needs of local companies,” Barrett said.

The crane lift involved moving part of a locally built mining shovel. The shovel’s mainframe component weighs more than 200,000 pounds.

The new crane will be used by port employees to move cargo on Jones Island. 

Maritime Editorial