FLOATING CRANES - PAYING THEIR WAY?
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.
Cargo Systems InternationalArun House, 201-205 High Street
New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey, England
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: p. 27-29
- CARGO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
- Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Cranes; Floating cranes; Heavy lift vessels; Lifting equipment
- Old TRIS Terms: Heavy lifts
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00149325
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Cargo Systems Publications Limited
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM