Sizing of Dock Gantry Cranes within Wharf Constraints

The advent of new ultra-large container ships has created the need for larger cranes to serve them. Larger cranes necessarily put heavier loads on wharves. In many places, existing wharves cannot be easily strengthened or replaced to carry the heavier loads. Because ports seek to deploy the largest cranes possible to serve the largest ships, the question becomes: what is the biggest crane the wharf can support? The answer requires consideration of two related questions: (1) What is the relationship between crane working dimensions and wharf load? (2) What is the maximum load that the wharf can carry? The case study described in this paper answered these two questions for a wharf built in the 1980s.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 794-803
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01605639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479902
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:02PM