Category: News

Liftech Statement Responding to Port Equipment Cybersecurity Concerns

There are growing concerns regarding potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in port equipment, particularly ship-to-shore container handling cranes.  The US announced an Executive Order in February resulting in significant funding for improvements to port cybersecurity and authorizing the US Coast Guard to have a larger role in responding to malicious activity.  Many recent articles focus on concerns that the equipment could be…

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Remembering Sue Jordan

Sue Jordan, wife of Liftech founder Mike Jordan, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024, four months after Mike. Sue was a lifelong educator.  She was an elementary school teacher in Berkeley before she stopped teaching when she had her first child.  She continued to teach as a volunteer with local Oakland schools and as a docent at Oakland Museum…

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Liftech is Excited to Announce a New Principal

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new principal, Di Liu.  Di has been with Liftech 9 years.  He is an experienced designer and project manager.  His work includes structural analysis, design review, modification review, and feasibility studies of container cranes, wharves, and other structures. He has an MS and PhD from the University of Kentucky.  He did…

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San Francisco Fireboat Station 35 Project Wins Prestigious ASCE-COPRI Award

The San Francisco Fireboat Station 35 project was the selected winner of the ASCE-COPRI 2023 Project Excellence Award Competition in the Small Project Category. 2023 PEA Announcement | ASCE This project involved the design and fabrication of a floating fire station moored in San Francisco.  Liftech was the lead marine design consultant for this design-build project and designed a steel…

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Remembering Mike Jordan (1934–2023)

Michael A. Jordan, CE, SE Our founder Mike Jordan passed away on September 2, 2023, in his hometown of Oakland at the age of 88.  We are saddened by his passing but remain uplifted by remembering his influence on our lives and our industry.  As in the name of the company Mike established, “Liftech,” his life’s work lifted the transport…

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Port Everglades Crane Rail Project Milestone

In March 2023, the Port Everglades crane rail project reached a significant milestone as the last segment of the concrete girders at Berth 30 was completed.  Since 2018, the contractor Moss/Kiewit Joint Venture has completed a total of 10,000 LF of crane girders at Berths 31, 32, 30 Extension, and 30. The first order of three low profile cranes arrived…

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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.