Matson bought two used Paceco cranes from the Port of Oakland for their Sand Island facility. Rigging International transported them by barge to Sand Island. Liftech checked the cranes for the voyage forces, designed the reinforcing for the cranes and the tie-downs to the barge, and checked the barge structure for the voyage loads.
APL needed two quay cranes quickly for their operation in Colon, Panama. Liftech helped them convert one crane and transfer both. The Paceco crane on the left in the picture above began life in 1982 at the Port of Oakland on 100’ gage rails. Several years later, it was moved to Seattle. In 1994, Liftech designed a scheme to modify and move the crane to its current location in Panama.
A new client at the Port of Oakland required post-Panamax cranes. The Port had two Hitachi Panamax cranes available at the client’s berth and a Paceco Panamax low profile crane at another berth. The two Hitachi cranes were raised 20 feet.
Liftech designed a lifting scheme and analyzed the crane structure for transporting a Paceco crane across a channel. The crane was lifted at four points using two shipboard derricks. It was secured outside the ship for transport.
Privatization of Buenos Aires’s container terminals resulted in the relocation of River Plate Container Terminal, an Argentine stevedoring company, to new facilities within the harbor. Liftech designed a scheme to relocate two Liebherr cranes and one Morris crane. Each fully erected crane was lifted with a 1,000-ton capacity floating crane using a specially designed lifting truss.