The rated capacity of existing wharf structures was increased up to 35% after Liftech evaluated the strength of the structures at Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
Increasing the rated load eliminated the need to strengthen the wharves or limit the operations of the larger, newly purchased cranes. Liftech’s assessment included state-of-the-art methods such as strut and tie.
Liftech also designed improved stowage hardware for both the newly purchased cranes and existing cranes. The design facilitated installation and integration with the existing wharf structures.
Virginia Port Authority
Norfolk, Virginia, USA