Category: Crane Procurement Projects

VPA Crane Procurement

Liftech provided Virginia Port Authority with crane procurement services including technical specifications, crane design review, and manufacturing review. Liftech also provided engineering consulting with the design of the elevating girder crane whose upper works (trolley girder, boom, A-frames, stays, trolley girder support beams) can be hoisted to one of five preset operational elevations, depending on the ship size, to reduce the required hoist distance and unloading time.

Ceres Halifax ZPMC Crane Procurement

Liftech helped Ceres purchase a 22-wide dockside crane for their 60’ rail gage wharf. The crane has an outreach of 194’ for the future 22-wide vessels. The crane was built by ZPMC in China. Liftech prepared the procurement specifications and provided the design and manufacturing review.

Ceres Paragon Terminal Crane Procurement

Nine cranes will operate on both sides of a ship in an indented berth. The cranes will serve future vessels with 22 containers across. Together, the nine cranes are expected to provide a turnaround of 300 containers per hour. Five south cranes will go around the corner between the indented berth and a straight berth.

Port Everglades Low Profile Crane Design

Four post-Panamax cranes were designed to meet specific requirements of Port Everglades, including strict aircraft clearance requirements and efficient structures to withstand hurricane winds. The inclined landside leg significantly reduced the weight. An improved adjustable boom hanger system increased reliability and enhanced boom travel performance.

POLB Crane Procurement

Liftech performed structural design review of Mitsui and ZPMC cranes. Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers prepared the procurement specifications, evaluated technical portions of the bids, and reviewed the designs and quality control documents. Liftech reviewed the design and construction in Japan and China.

Port of Oakland Crane Procurement

The Port of Oakland needed new cranes to maintain state-of-the-art equipment. The port purchased the first three new cranes from ZPMC, a relatively new vendor in the United States at that time. Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers assisted Port of Oakland engineers with the procurement specifications, evaluated technical portions of the bids, and reviewed the designs and quality control documents.