Port Everglades Infrastructure

Port Everglades operates seven 1990s, 46.5-LT capacity low profile STS cranes at their Southport terminal for servicing vessels up to 16 containers across. The port is also serving vessels up to 22 containers across with up to 8 high on deck with new 65-LT capacity cranes.

In addition to helping with the crane design and procurement, Liftech design work included infrastructure updates including new crane girders, new power supply, and a new switchgear building. Liftech designed 5,000 feet of new crane girders, about 3,500 feet for the new cranes at Berths 30–32, and an additional 1,500 feet for the existing cranes at Berth 30. The new girders were offset from the existing girders, to permit continued operations of the existing cranes during construction, and to suit a larger rail span. The crane girder systems include cable trenches, power vaults, crane stowage hardware, i.e., tie-down links and stowage pin sockets, rail frogs, and compact crane stops.