• Red Hook Container Port

    Situated along prime Brooklyn waterfront with wonderous Manhattan views, the Red Hook Container Terminal is a vestige of the neighborhood’s maritime history. The 80-acre terminal handled around 100,000 containers in 2017 and provides nearly 1,500 jobs. Developers have proposed rebuilding the site for residential use, a project that has the governor’s attention.

  • The Red Hook Container Terminal’s biggest crane, a 100-foot tall and 150-foot outreach Liebherr Gantry can transport up to 60 tons, 2014
  • Mobile cranes like this Liebherr Gantry line the Red Hook Container Terminal’s waterfront
  • A crane operator unloads a ship and transfers the containers onto waiting trucks
  • Christopher Guerra, a union crane operator
  • A birds-eye view of a container ship’s hold from the crane’s 100-foot high cockpit
  • The 80-acre port’s prized New York City views and waterfront location have made it a sought-after property for local developers
  • A Hyster/Kalmar container reachstacker that can carry up to 100,000 pounds
  • The crane loads a Tico Yard Tractor with a recently-arrived container
  • Cunard’s transatlantic Queen Mary 2 docks at Red Hook’s Erie Basin, located next to a port with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the distance
  • Views of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and New Jersey from atop a 100-foot crane
  • An 80-foot Paceco Gantry crane can support up to 45 tons and is often used to unload fresh bananas

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