Author: L Weber

Liftech Develops New Hoist System for STS Cranes

Liftech developed a new STS hoist system design that provides the same functionality as existing systems but without a gearbox, high speed brake and coupling, snag protection, and depending on the configuration, trim-lift-skew system.

Yinan Guo Receives PE License

Structural designer Yinan Guo received her California civil engineer license on June 22, 2021.  She is experienced in finite element analysis, stress and fatigue analysis, crane and wharf seismic interaction analysis, and crane seismic analysis.  She has worked on several wharf projects, including performing girder and pile calculations. When we asked Yinan what she did to celebrate, she said, “I…

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Massport Low Profile Cranes Arrive in Boston

Congratulations to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) on the delivery of three new low profile cranes to the Port of Boston on June 22nd!  At 205 feet tall, two of the cranes are the tallest low profile cranes in the world and will service container ships holding 12,000 to 14,000 TEUs.  Liftech is excited to see Massport and ZPMC’s many…

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Anna’s Gingerbread Crane

Liftech structural engineer Anna Dix spent part of her holiday making a gingerbread crane.  It is modeled after the ZPMC low profile container cranes she worked on that were recently delivered to Port Everglades in Florida (see Liftech’s related News post here:  In real life, they are the largest ever of this type of crane.  The boom on this…

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Congratulations to our New Associates!

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new associates: Lu Yan and Tais Shiratsubaki. Lu has been with Liftech 4 years.  She is a registered professional engineer experienced in project management, structural analysis, design review, and feasibility studies of container cranes and other structures.  Her work also includes container crane design and review, container crane relocation feasibility studies,…

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Liftech Shanghai Limited Celebrates Five Years

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the five-year anniversary of Liftech Shanghai Ltd. Having an affiliate in Shanghai allows Liftech to offer clients a broader range of services and to improve the communication and workflow with crane manufacturers in Asia. The office started with Project Engineer/General Manager, Alex Huang, and in the past five years has added Quality Control Engineer, Hank…

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San Francisco Public Works, Fire Boat Station 35 at Port of San Francisco Piers 22.5 and 24, San Francisco, California

Liftech works on many steel and concrete float and pier projects for new and existing ferry and container terminals. A related ongoing project is the design and fabrication review of a floating fire station in San Francisco. Liftech is the lead marine design consultant for this design-build project and has designed a steel pier next to The Embarcadero; a steel…

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