Liftech participated with APM Terminals to conceptualize and design FastNet, a crane technology that enables STS gantry cranes to work adjacent, instead of alternate, bays of a large container ship. APMT estimates that FastNet can deliver berth productivity of 450 moves an hour.
Liftech designed the structures and collaborated with TransHoist Engineering Inc. to conceptualize and develop some new mechanical components. Structural designs included the cranes, waterside and landside elevated girders, fixed landside girder supports, and moveable waterside girder supports. Mechanical design included a new system for equalizing loads on the tower frame traveling wheels using wire ropes.