Shanghai is foremost a port city, its location in the delta of the China's longest River, the Yangtze, and its location bordering the East China Sea, has made it one of the largest shipping seaports in the World. Its location connects it to inland China but most importantly its an outlet for China's industry into global trade. Connecting to the Yangtze and traversing through Shanghai is the Huangpu River, the industrial spine of China's largest city. This photographic survey documents the cranes that line the Huangpu river, serving industries such as ship building, steel fabrication, oil and coal transport and cargo ports. These shipping cranes, like the ubiqutous construction cranes, are common silouttes on the cities skyline, symbols of its economic and industrial growth over the last decade.