The Project:

Foss Maritime transported two gantry cranes from the Port of Los Angeles to the Port of Everett, for use at the Port’s South Terminal. Each crane weighed 2.4 million pounds and measured 360 feet long by 120 feet wide. The powerful ocean tug Michele Foss towed the giant cranes aboard a Foss barge on the two-week, 1,177 nautical-mile journey.

Services Provided:

  • Project Services
  • Project Management
  • Ocean Towing
  • Harbor Towing


  • The South Terminal Modernization project will ensure the Port’s facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new Boeing 777X.
  • The Michele Foss encountered 60 mph winds and 12-foot waves north of San Francisco and safely backtracked during the journey to avoid the swells.
  • The new cranes are part of a $57 million upgrade underway to the Everett, WA waterfront.