by Arun Bhimani
Container crane owners and operators often find they must modernize their cranes to keep existing tenants or attract new ones. However, modernizing cranes can be disruptive to the shipping operations. Many owners look for alternates to avoid the disruptions or defer the modernization until a suitable time.
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.