Paceco Container Crane Arrives At Massport's Castle Island Terminal

Massport executive director David W. Davis has announced the arrival of a special cargo for the Port of Boston. The first of two low-profile container cranes that will service Massport's Castle Island Marine Terminal is now in port.

The crane was built by Paceco, Inc. at their Gulfport, Miss., factory and shipped by barge to Boston. The trip up the Eastern seacoast took nearly two weeks. According to Massport's port director Martin C. Pilsch Jr., the crane's arrival is an important milestone in the expansion of the Castle Island Marine Terminal. "This equipment — the 40-longton cranes — helps make Massport's development plans a working reality." The new Castle Island container facility is due to open this fall and is part of Massport's $100- million seaport expansion program. Massport is making a substantial investment in new and existing maritime facilities to insure that the Port of Boston remains a thriving seaport.

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