We contribute technical white papers and magazine articles in a variety of venues. We regularly share our knowledge and experience at maritime conferences in the United States and around the world. Explore more of our publications by following the links below or select additional topics at right.

Effect of ULCVs on Cranes and Infrastructure

by Erik Soderberg.
Presented by Erik Soderberg at AAPA Facilities Engineering Seminar in Miami, Florida.

This presentation provides an overview of some effects of ULCVs on existing STS cranes and wharf infrastructure.

Practical Observations for Rail Mounted Crane Interfaces

by Simo Hoite of Liftech Consultants Inc., Hannu Oja of Konecranes, Daan Potters of BTG, Bart Vermeer of Moffatt & Nichol, Jens Goebel of Igus, Luciano Corbetta of Cavotec, and Paul Bolger of Liebherr.

Published by Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA).

PEMA explains, “This Information Paper provides commentary and practical guidance about issues related to design and design coordination of civil infrastructure for rail mounted cranes. It does not provide guidance about quality assurance during construction. The Paper’s goal is to help reduce challenges and costs during installation and operation of rail mounted cranes.”

Concept High Productivity STS Cranes

by Erik Soderberg, Michael Jordan, and Simo Hoite.
Presented by Erik Soderberg at ASCE COPRI Ports 2016 Conference in New Orleans.

This presentation covers recent crane systems and concept crane systems that address the demand for increased crane productivity.

Crane Loads – Triple E Class and Beyond

by Erik Soderberg, Leah Olson, and Jonathan Hsieh.
Presented by Erik Soderberg at ASCE COPRI Ports 2016 Conference in New Orleans.

Ship sizes have recently grown faster than expected. In addition to ship sizes growing faster than expected, the increased demand for crane productivity is resulting in crane variations that have a significant effect on wheel loads. A variety of crane variations are presented to explain their impact on crane wheel loads.

A Better Crane Tie-down Design

by Kenton Lee.
Published in World Port Development, Container Crane & Component Supplement.

This article discusses a new tie-down link concept for the next generation container cranes.

Fatigue Cracks on Container Cranes

by Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech, Hannu Oja of Konecranes, David Moosbrugger of Kunz, Theo Scheijven and Walter Oostwouder of APM Terminals, and Michael Thanner and James Scanlon of Liebherr Container Cranes.
Published by Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA).

Liftech is the pioneer of structural maintenance programs for container cranes and has been advocating the importance of performing structural maintenance for decades. Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech Consultants Inc. worked with other Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) members to develop a new PEMA information paper on the structural examination of container handling cranes. Published February 10, 2016, the paper highlights the danger of fatigue cracks on container cranes and provides practical advice for locating these cracks.

Click here to read the PEMA Information Paper