Pinto Island Terminal is the Alabama State Port Authority's newest investment at the Port of Mobile. The $100 million import terminal is capable of handling annually in excess of five million tons of semi-finished steel slab. The 20-acre terminal consists of 1000 ft. of deep water dock dredged to 45-feet, as well as an automated barge loading system positioned between the ship berth and the shoreline. The new terminal is equipped with three wide-span gantry cranes manufactured by Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd. (ZPMC). Each crane has an outreach of 150 feet and a back reach of 165 feet. The cranes are able to unload steel from ships to waiting barges or to the terminal storage yard possessing 150,000 metric tons of storage capacity. Each crane has a maximum lift capacity of 74 Metric Tons under hook. All three cranes and heavy lift machines utilize electro-permanent magnetic lifting beams to lift steel slabs.