A $4.4 million crane that can lift up to 145 tons is being assembled at the Port of Albany. The crane can be used in tandem with the port’s existing mobile crane to together lift loads as heavy as 225 tons, saidÂ Rich Hendrick, general manager at theÂ port.
An older crane that dates from the 1970s will be sold, heÂ added.
The new crane is the latest improvement at the port, where wharves on both sides of the Hudson River, in Rensselaer as well as Albany, have been upgraded with new steel and concrete platforms that can support moreÂ weight.
By Eric Anderson
Published 8:04Â pm, Monday, December 1, 2014