New cranes and existing docks

Terminal operators and owners are increasingly looking to increase the size of their quayside container cranes, which presents a series of challenges that must be overcome, such as coping with increased wheel loads, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer, Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A).   Since its inception, the progress of the container crane industry […]

15/05/2022 - 14:16 pm

Port of Oakland invests in tallest cranes to handle massive ships 

Towering new cranes are on their way to the Port of Oakland to handle the massive ships calling at the seaport. These new cranes will be the tallest ever at Oakland, and rank among the largest in the US. Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in the three giant cranes for its marine terminal at Oakland (Oakland International […]

28/12/2020 - 09:01 am

Safety Storm

Preventing accidents where cranes are exposed to the elements, particularly wind, is an ongoing battle for multiple industries, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   I wrote in this column last year about how, as machines get bigger, the more important their components and safety systems become, and I stressed the need for […]

06/10/2020 - 14:34 pm

Container crane improves efficiency at freight terminal

Industrial manufacturer of motors and drives, WEG has helped Nedcranes to improve the efficiency and productivity of GVT Group of Logistics’ Railport Brabant terminal. According to Inbound Logistics 2019 Global Logistics Guide, the Netherlands is one of the world’s strongest logistics hubs for global trade connections. However, with around three quarters of freight transport managed […]

18/06/2020 - 13:13 pm

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LHI July/August 2022

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