Wharf Upgrade Considerations for Large Low Profile Cranes

by Arun Bhimani of Liftech, Anna Dix of Liftech, and Claude Gentil of Port Everglades Department of Broward County
Presented by Anna Dix at the Ports 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh

This publication presents key considerations for the infrastructure supporting large low profile cranes, including large crane girder and pile capacities, electrical demands, and construction challenges associated with the project, such as phased construction and daily coordination to avoid interruptions to the operations. The focus is on the Port Everglades Department of Broward County new crane girder and wharf upgrade project, which covers about 1 mi (1.6 km) of waterfront.