The number of floating cranes in worldwide ports is decreasing. Their utilization is indicated in a table provided and cost considerations are evaluated. There are two basic components to a floating crane: the crane structure and the pontoon on which it stands. Design considerations of these components are provided. The major use of floating cranes is straight-forward cargo-lifting duties involving general cargo work, container lifts, and heavy lifts. A description of these and other duties is provided. The article also includes a list of manufacturers involved in floating cranes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00149325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Cargo Systems Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM