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Three giant container cranes reached Auckland ports

Three giant new container cranes are soaring above Auckland after their arrival from China.

The cranes, which stand 82.3 metres tall and weigh 2,100 tonnes, arrived by ship after three weeks of sailing, creating a dramatic sight as they entered the Waitematā Harbour.

Used for lifting containers, the metal structures stand 13.1m taller than the Port's current cranes, and top one of the cities tallest buildings, the HSBC building, by 1.3m.

The machines take out a few New Zealand firsts, being able to lift four containers at once, weighing up to 130 tonnes - when current cranes can lift two, up to 65 tonnes.

Read more on New Zealand Herald.

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