Category: Cranes: Modification and Relocation

On the Mend

Liftech engineers have been mending cranes for over 40 years. A repair must be speedy and cost efficient. This requires experience, creativity, teamwork, and technology. The booklet presents some of Liftech’s projects and an overview of the mending process.

Container Crane Transport

This presentation discusses sea transport options and engineering issues including on and offloading, voyage criteria, voyage forces, and bracing design.

Used Cranes – What You Need to Know

New cranes are replacing old cranes, especially at the larger and older European, U.S., and Asian ports. Increasingly, these older cranes are put up for sale, and buyers are finding some good bargains. This paper looks at some of the typical characteristics of available used cranes, discusses modification options and their costs, and looks at the issues crane buyers and sellers need to consider when entering the used crane market.

Attention to Detail

Sooner or later, duty cycle container cranes develop fatigue cracks.
This paper explains what is happening to the world’s older cranes and what ports must do to deal with the problem.

Crane Raise at the Port of Oakland

In order to seize an opportunity to expand their business, the Port of Oakland modernized their cranes with minimal disruption to the operator. This paper describes the Oakland project and offers some information that may help you make an objective evaluation of your situation.

Middle-Aged Cranes: Rejuvenation

When operations demand more than an existing dockside container crane can provide, the choices are to buy a new crane or rejuvenate a middle aged one. Which is more profitable? Finding the answer requires investigation and objective evaluation. This paper offers some information that will help you make your investigation and choose.