POLA Low Profile Crane Conceptual Design

In response to the community’s desire to preserve the marine view, Port of Los Angeles offered to consider low profile cranes for Berths 100–102. Liftech studies indicated that the conventional low profile cranes did not comply with the port’s seismic design standards for the wharves. Using the concept of base isolation and innovative features such as a moving machinery house and sliding gantry, Liftech developed a compliant design. Liftech, in cooperation with the port’s wharf consultants, verified the performance of the crane and wharf with non-linear pushover analysis and time history analyses using SAP2000 and Ruaumoko.

Port of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA