Category: Wharves and Piers

Crane Loads & Wharf Structure Design Workshop – Putting the Two Together

This presentation discusses common inconsistencies between the design data provided by the crane supplier and the wharf design. It clarifies the basis of crane loads, recommends what crane data should be provided to the wharf designer, recommends what wharf data should be provided to the crane supplier, and presents commonly overlooked design considerations that have resulted in major failures.

Operating Jumbo Cranes on Wharves

Many ports have older existing wharves but need newer and larger cranes to operate the larger ships. Since wharf modification can be costly, ports should investigate using new technology to re-rate the wharf prior to committing the money to upgrade.

The Impact of Jumbo Cranes on Wharves

More cranes are damaged from failure of the connection in the wharf during high winds than from failure of the crane itself. This paper and presentation present current design issues for jumbo cranes and the wharves that must support them.

Berths 57, 58, and 59 Container Wharf at the Port of Oakland

This 3,600 foot wharf will support six of the world’s largest container cranes in an area with high seismic activity and liquefiable soils. This paper presents the design of the wharf, including a method to stabilize the soft Bay Mud using a combination of Cement Deep Soil Mixing and a rock dike.