New Cranes

New Cranes Arrive at TECON Santa Catarina, Brazil

TECON Santa Catarina is building a new terminal in Itapúa, Brazil, and purchased four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and eleven rubber tire gantry (RTG) cranes from ZPMC.  The STS cranes are conventional single lift, rope trolley type cranes that were manufactured at ZPMC’s Changxing Island and Jiangyin facilities near Shanghai.  The Liftech team provided crane procurement…

New Crane Arrives at Dutch Harbor

High winds caused the dockside crane at the APL Dutch Harbor terminal in Alaska to collapse in December 2009 and a replacement crane was required. The best option for APL was to modify and transport a late 1980’s vintage MES post-Panamax crane with articulating boom from APL’s Kaohsiung, Taiwan, terminal to Dutch Harbor.  The wharf…

Two Bridges in One Day

On March 5, 2005, two ZPMC cranes aboard the Zhen Hua I vessel passed under the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges to journey to their new home, Port of Oakland’s recently strengthened Berth 32.

Cranes Go Under Bay Bridge

On the first day of May, eastbound traffic on the Bay Bridge halted to minimize bridge deflection while giant cranes passed underneath with only 5 feet to spare.

Under the Golden Gate

Four container cranes from China made the headlines when they slipped under the Golden Gate bridge with only 11 feet to spare. The next morning, on October 25, 2000, the cranes went under the SF Bay Bridge, this time with only 25 inches to spare.