by Michael Jordan
Quay crane productivity has always been one of the critical components of terminal productivity. But the crane is, of course, only one of the terminal elements that controls production. Now, however, with ten to twelve thousand TEU ships coming over the horizon, within the next decade crane productivity may become the limiting component of the terminal’s production.
This presentation is about quay crane production. Now and forever, the crane’s production will never exceed that of the quay. Both the quay and the cranes need attention. This paper will only discuss the cranes.