SSA Mexico relocated a 50’ gage Paceco crane from the Port of Long Beach, California, to Manzanillo, Mexico. The crane was built around 1980 and was raised in the late 1980s. Liftech provided engineering to change the gage from 50’ to 55’ and for the associated rigging work. The frame was strengthened for higher wind loads, and new stowage brackets and tie-downs were added.
Horizon Lines and Matson Navigation purchased three Hitachi cranes located in Los Angeles, California, for relocation to Guam. The cranes were upgraded and strengthened for typhoon winds. Upgrades included a lift height increase of 8 feet, new drives and controls, diesel power, and new tie-downs.
Liftech designed a crane move system for moving container cranes that was easy to ship and assemble. Liftech designed a modular system with container sized components for shipping. The system can be assembled away from a crane, allowing the crane to continue working until it is moved. The container crane is secured to the system with four pins and lifted for transport.
Barranquilla Container Terminal S.A. (BCT), Colombia, acting as agent for Sociedad Portuaria del Norte S.A., purchased three Kocks ship-to-shore cranes from the Port of Miami. BCT retained Global Rigging and Transport, LLC (GRT) to relocate the cranes.
The goal: reposition a Liebherr Tango lightweight dockside crane. The Liebherr Tango crane is light and flexible. Unlike typical dockside container cranes, the landside legs are pinned at the top. The crane loses stability when its landside legs are not supported by the gantry rail. Liftech successfully designed a scheme to move the light crane safely on dock.
The crane was designed by Krupp, built in Malaysia, and shipped in pieces to Los Angeles. Bickerton Iron Works was responsible for assembling the crane and transporting it from the assembly site to the LAXT terminal. Liftech provided engineering assistance for the assembly of the crane and devised a scheme to connect two barges and roll the crane onto them.
DP World purchased two used Paceco Espana ship-to-shore cranes from a terminal in South Carolina to service 16-wide, 6,500 TEU ships calling at their terminal in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) purchased two Kocks low profile cranes from the Port of Oakland for capacity expansion of their Conley Terminal. The Oakland post-Panamax Kocks cranes were a near-perfect match for the Conley Terminal. Low profile cranes, also known as shuttle boom cranes, are used where overall height is restricted because of aircraft clearance requirements.
APL modified and relocated a late 1980’s MES post-Panamax crane with articulating boom from their Kaohsiung, Taiwan, terminal to their Dutch Harbor, Alaska, terminal. Liftech provided the structural design for modification and relocation of the crane and reviewed the contractor’s work.
In response to Darwin Port Corporation’s decision to relocate a 1980’s IHI crane to a wharf with a different rail gage, Liftech designed a scheme to change the crane’s gauge from 19.8 m to 25.3 m. The scheme involved extending the existing portal beams by five meters on the land side, relocating the landside legs, and removing the elevator track below the portal beam.