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.
This presentation discusses sea transport options and engineering issues including on and offloading, voyage criteria, voyage forces, and bracing design.
Presented at the 2003 TOC Asia in Hong Kong
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.
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.
Case studies of three crane upgrade and relocation projects demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of using present cranes in new settings. Procedures for undertaking a crane modification are discussed, and guidelines for the cost are presented.
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.
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.