Cranes are harbingers of port growth

SWING INTO ACTION: The new mobile harbor crane, left, purchased by the Quonset Development Corporation, in use at the Port of Davisville. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.
SWING INTO ACTION: The new mobile harbor crane, left, purchased by the Quonset Development Corporation, in use at the Port of Davisville. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.
As the nation’s largest ports jockey for the new supersized cargo ships being built for a widening Panama Canal, maneuvering on a much smaller scale is happening in southern New England ports hoping to catch the spillover. At the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, the Quonset Development Corporation has bought a new mobile harbor…

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