Category: Cranes:

PED Crane and Infrastructure Upgrade Project: Overview and Lessons Learned

This presentation provides an overview of a recently completed low profile crane project at Port Everglades involving procurement of three of the largest low profile cranes in the world and installation of a new crane rail girder system to support these cranes. The presentation describes an overview of the project including crane and girder systems, design and construction issues encountered, and key lessons learned.

Balance Crane – A New Type of STS Crane in Development

Known for concept cranes and innovations, Liftech conceived the Balance Crane (BC) and developed the design in collaboration with crane manufacturer ZPMC, Shanghai, China. This future crane, also called articulating balance crane (ABC), is a new type of STS container crane developed to address a need for reduced wheel loads and reduced tie-down loads. This presentation describes how the BC works and discusses selected design features and advantages.