Liftech assisted Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Ltd with structural design and review of four post-Panamax ZPMC low profile shuttle boom cranes for their new container terminal across from an airport in Sydney, Australia.
Esperance Port Authority purchased a hybrid crane from ZPMC to handle containers and bulk material. Robert Reid & Associates and Liftech Consultants Inc. provided procurement services.
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.
Crane Procurement – Long Beach Container Terminal, Automated Stacking Cranes (Yard RMG Crane) Intermodal Yard Cranes (Wide Span RMG Crane)
LBCT purchased up to 70 ASCs and 5 IYCs from ZPMC. Liftech provided crane technical specifications, structural design assistance and design review, and limited fabrication review services. We also reviewed the trolley structures.
Maher Terminals purchased four ship-to-shore cranes from Liebherr. Two of the cranes have a longer outreach and heavier rated load. Liftech provided crane procurement services including a review of the structural design of the cranes and trolleys, as-needed review of the mechanical design, and crane manufacturing audits at Liebherr’s facilities in Killarney, Ireland.
Port of Singapore Authority purchased twelve cranes from ZPMC. The cranes have a mono-girder trapezoidal boom and machinery-on-trolley. The cranes were designed to meet the port’s deflection requirements. Liftech provided ZPMC structural design assistance and review services for the cranes. Reference: ZPMC Shanghai, China
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.
Port of Houston purchased three dockside container cranes from ZPMC for Bayport Terminal. Liftech provided the technical specifications, reviewed the structural and mechanical designs, and provided fabrication support for the new cranes. We also reviewed the manufacturer’s structural maintenance program. Prior to the purchase of the cranes, Liftech provided a study to estimate the crane wheel load and tie-down forces.
West Basin Container Terminal purchased four dockside container cranes from ZPMC for Berths 100-102 at Port of Los Angeles. Liftech provided the technical specifications, structural design and review assistance, and fabrication support for the new cranes. The design constraints for the new cranes presented a unique challenge. The new crane geometry is similar to that of the existing cranes, but the structure is designed to comply with new seismic criteria, which are more demanding for the crane structure.
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 a portion of the construction in Abu Dhabi.