DOCK AND HARBOUR CRANES. PART I: PERMANENT INSTALLATION DOCKSIDE CRANEAGE AND STRADDLE CARRIERS

A review is presented of dockside and harbour cranes of 10 and 15 tons capacity at 27.5 and 30 m radius. These cranes have to be capable of serving ships of 18,000-20,000 dwt and larger fully-containerised vessels. The heavily flared bows of some of these ships has, in many cases, meant that crane rail tracks have had to be moved further back from the quay side which, in turn, has necessitated an increase in crane operating radius; furthermore, increased lifting capacity has led to wider cranetrack gauge to obtain the necessary margins of stability. Nineteen cranes from major manufacturers are illustrated and described, including those from Figee of Holland, Stothert & Pitt of Bath, and the M.B. Wild 40-ton portal crane built for the Finanglia ferry terminal at Purfleet. Order from BSRA as No. 49,530.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MW Publishers

    290A Hale Lane
    Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8NP,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: p. 25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM