Your Wharf May Be Stronger Than You Think

by Erik Soderberg, Yoshi Oritatsu, and Michael Jordan
Published in Port Technology International, Sixtieth Edition, November 2013

This article discusses using modern engineering methods to justify additional crane girder capacity. As many terminals face the challenge of accommodating larger vessels and cranes, many wharf owners find that they have insufficient crane girder rated capacity and only consider strengthening options. Larger wharf capacities can be justified using modern engineering methods. The engineering cost has been a fraction of the cost of strengthening. An additional benefit is no impact to terminal operations. If you need larger crane girder capacities, before proceeding with expensive strengthening work try justifying additional capacity using modern engineering methods.