Remembering Mike Jordan (1934–2023)

Michael A. Jordan, CE, SE Our founder Mike Jordan passed away on September 2, 2023, in his hometown of Oakland at the age of 88.  We are saddened by his passing but remain uplifted by remembering his influence on our lives and our industry.  As in the name of the company Mike established, “Liftech,” his life’s work lifted the transport…

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Port Everglades Crane Rail Project Milestone

In March 2023, the Port Everglades crane rail project reached a significant milestone as the last segment of the concrete girders at Berth 30 was completed.  Since 2018, the contractor Moss/Kiewit Joint Venture has completed a total of 10,000 LF of crane girders at Berths 31, 32, 30 Extension, and 30. The first order of three low profile cranes arrived…

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Liftech Develops New Hoist System for STS Cranes

Liftech developed a new STS hoist system design that provides the same functionality as existing systems but without a gearbox, high speed brake and coupling, snag protection, and depending on the configuration, trim-lift-skew system.

Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers are Merging

Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers are excited to announce the merger of our industry-leading engineering and project management expertise in the maritime and material handling sectors.  After 52 years of working closely together on hundreds of projects, McKay and Liftech have formally merged our companies to serve our clients’ structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering needs as a single entity,…

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Yinan Guo Receives PE License

Structural designer Yinan Guo received her California civil engineer license on June 22, 2021.  She is experienced in finite element analysis, stress and fatigue analysis, crane and wharf seismic interaction analysis, and crane seismic analysis.  She has worked on several wharf projects, including performing girder and pile calculations. When we asked Yinan what she did to celebrate, she said, “I…

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Massport Low Profile Cranes Arrive in Boston

Congratulations to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) on the delivery of three new low profile cranes to the Port of Boston on June 22nd!  At 205 feet tall, two of the cranes are the tallest low profile cranes in the world and will service container ships holding 12,000 to 14,000 TEUs.  Liftech is excited to see Massport and ZPMC’s many…

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Anna’s Gingerbread Crane

Liftech structural engineer Anna Dix spent part of her holiday making a gingerbread crane.  It is modeled after the ZPMC low profile container cranes she worked on that were recently delivered to Port Everglades in Florida (see Liftech’s related News post here:  In real life, they are the largest ever of this type of crane.  The boom on this…

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