by Arun Bhimani and Jonathan Hsieh
This presentation discusses the challenges, special requirements, and design solutions for the cranes serving the unique indented berth of Ceres Paragon Terminal in Amsterdam. Operating cranes on both sides of the ship requires a reliable collision avoidance system. The cranes also meet a strict noise abatement requirement necessitated by the terminal’s proximity to a residential neighborhood. In addition, these cranes are among the biggest and fastest, capable of lifting 100 metric tons and serving vessels 22-wide. Other special features include semi-automatic operation, corner transitioning, and intermittent rope supports. We believe many of the features presented will be required of future cranes.