This presentation provides an overview of some effects of ULCVs on existing STS cranes and wharf infrastructure.
Published in Port Technology International, Edition 71, September 2016.
Published in World Port Development, June 2014
Presented at Port & Terminal Technology 2014 in Savannah, Georgia
The Panama Canal is being expanded. Jumbo-23 vessels are being constructed. This means larger ship-to-shore cranes will be needed at many terminals. When a crane owner considers his options, he may be concerned that upgrading will not be feasible. However, extreme upgrades are often feasible. This article presents a recent crane upgrade study that included major modifications.
The Panama Canal is being expanded to handle larger ships. This article discusses enlarging existing cranes to handle the larger ships: how much, enlarging methods, conceptual cost and schedule estimates, and other considerations.
This presentation addresses three topics. 1) Container crane procurement. 2) Extending existing crane life. 3) The New Panama Canal.
Published in Port Technology International, Forty Seventh Edition, Summer 2010
With the slowing economy and rising prices of new cranes, renovating existing container handling cranes and bulk handling cranes deserves serious consideration. This paper and presentation presents options and considerations for upgrading and relocating existing cranes.
This article discusses crane modifications often required to service larger vessels, increase productivity, allow for a different terminal operation, or reduce maintenance costs. Modifying existing cranes is a quicker and often a more economical alternative than purchasing new cranes.