Marine link
 

Port Of Portland Contracts Liftech For Crane Upgrade

The Port of Portland Commission recently contracted with Oakland, Calif.-based Liftech Consultants, Inc. for the design of an upgrade for one of the Port's oldest container cranes at Terminal 6 (T-6). The new design will serve as the blueprint for engineers to retrofit the 1970sera crane to post-panamax capability, in order to enable it to better serve vessels that call at T-6, especially during high water conditions, and facilitate the servicing of a larger, new generation of ships calling at the Port.

The redesign will involve increasing the crane's height by 19 ft. (5.7 m) to 95 ft. (28.9 m), extending its boom by 26 ft. (7.9 m) to 145 ft. (44.1 m), reducing its overall width by 19 ft. to 88.5 ft. (26.9 m), and doubling the distance or gauge between the unit's legs.

Last fall, the Port installed its first 100-ft. (30.4-m) gauge, post-panamax container crane at T-6. To serve the new crane, a new set of rails had to be laid that were twice as wide as the existing rails used by the other five panamaxsized cranes at the container terminal. The Port's only other post-panamax crane was recently relocated from Terminal 2 on the Willamette Rive, to its new working home at T-6 on the Columbia River. This move was necessary to increase T-6's container handling capacity and productivity as the Port's container business continues to expand. The crane and rail upgrades are part of a three-year, approximately $40-million Terminal 6 enhancement and expansion program.




Port Authority History

AAPA Names Environmental Award Winners
AAPA Names Nagle President And CEO
Blount Delivere 155-F: Ferry Cayo Norte
Commercial Metals Ships Scrap
Company Initiates Cruise Operation Between California And Mexico
Hong Kong To Build First Terminal Handling Pearl River Delta Cargo
Hvide Investment Signals Consolidation Continuation
IACS Encourages Close Links With Port State Control
Ingalls-Built USS Port Royal Commissioned
International Shipholding Corp. Announces Executive Appointments
INTERTANKO Applauds USCG Final Rules Regarding Under-Keel Clearance For Single Hull Tankers
Japan Presents Gift Of Oil Cembat Vessel Te Jordan
Kvaerner Leads Pert/Ship Interface Prefect
Lykes Lines Joins Mediterranean/U.S.Gulf/ Mexican Alliance
Mako Marine Delivers Patrol Boats To Colombian Coast Guard
MaK-Propelled Container Vessel Built For U.S.-Based Owner, Christened "Tropic Sun7
MarAd OKs Israel's Use Of Foreign Flag-Ships For U.S. Grain Shipments
Marine Terminals Corp. To Operate Oakland Terminal
Mexican Officials Detail Governments Plan To Privatize Its Ports
NEWTARGET: International Fast Ferry Market
Pena Accepts Port Award, Stresses Highway System Legislation
Port States And Flag States: WHAT THE FLAG STATE C A N D O TO HELP THE SHIPOWNER WHEN THE PORT STATE INTERVENES
Portland, Vancouver & Army Corps Place Mooring Buoys In Columbia River
RoRo ' 94
ShipNet: Information Solutions For Shore And Ship
Short Sea Container Survey: No Pain, No Gain
The Great Lakes Towing Co. Handles Two Significant Cargoes
Triple success at U.K. yards
TSS Ltd., U.K., Supplies Electronic Motion Compensation System For U.S. Dredging Project
U.S. Ports' Agenda: Focus Is On Infrastructure
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright