Friday, May 19, 2017

New Electric Crane Debuts at POLA

By Mark Edward Nero

SA Recycling, Southern California’s largest recycling operation and exporter of scrap metal, unveiled a new electric mobile crane at its Port of Los Angeles terminal this week.

A live demonstration of the crane was held during the May 15 event, which was attended by numerous port officials, as well as various public officials, or their designated representatives, including members of the state Assembly and US House of Representatives.

The $6.3 million Liebherr 550 electric crane replaces a model year 1987 diesel ship-loading crane, and is the port complex’s first electric mobile ship-loading crane for non-container cargos. The crane was acquired in part through a $1.3 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, as part of efforts between the Port of LA and its customers to transition to cleaner equipment.

The port has said the crane is expected to eliminate 74 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), three tons of particulate matter (PM), three tons of hydrocarbons (HC) and 14 tons of carbon monoxide (CO) over the life of the equipment.