TOC2006 Asia Workshop SessionWhat to do with your Panamax Cranes?           Led by Portek Team
What to do with your Panamax Crane? Scrap them Sell them Leave them and use as back up Upgrade and Modernise – new lease o...
Typical issues with Panamax Cranes cranes too low, insufficient lift height, to clear the top tier containers insufficient...
Typical issues with Panamax Cranes corrosion sets in, structural integrity fatigue cracks starts to appear at greater freq...
Typical issues with Panamax Cranes gantry brakes needs special attention Hoist and trolley brakes – drum vs disc boom hing...
New developments in container cranes Dual hoist cranes Tandem lift spreaders 2 x 40 or 4 x 20ft containers Elevating girde...
What to do with your older RTGs Insufficient lift height – new mostly 1 over 5 x 9’ 6” containers, I.e. 18.2 m Cost of fue...
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A look into what to do with Panamax cranes:
Scrap them, sell them, leave them and use as back up or upgrade and modernise?

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What to do with your Panamax Cranes?

  1. 1. TOC2006 Asia Workshop SessionWhat to do with your Panamax Cranes? Led by Portek Team
  2. 2. What to do with your Panamax Crane? Scrap them Sell them Leave them and use as back up Upgrade and Modernise – new lease of life
  3. 3. Typical issues with Panamax Cranes cranes too low, insufficient lift height, to clear the top tier containers insufficient outreach, or backreach crane drive obsolescence, reliability issues, safety issues crane overall reliability starts to go down, a refurb may be needed
  4. 4. Typical issues with Panamax Cranes corrosion sets in, structural integrity fatigue cracks starts to appear at greater frequencies spreader issues – largest single source of breakdown and downtime crane run away during operation under high winds crane accidents – ship hit crane, crane hit ship, crane hit crane, crane sail away under strong winds
  5. 5. Typical issues with Panamax Cranes gantry brakes needs special attention Hoist and trolley brakes – drum vs disc boom hinge seized, noisy, etc crane relocation, wheel loads, span change crane intelligence – CMS, Remote CMS
  6. 6. New developments in container cranes Dual hoist cranes Tandem lift spreaders 2 x 40 or 4 x 20ft containers Elevating girder cranes
  7. 7. What to do with your older RTGs Insufficient lift height – new mostly 1 over 5 x 9’ 6” containers, I.e. 18.2 m Cost of fuel escalating. Energy saving RTGs DGPS position determination system, auto steer Electric RTGs, electric spreaders
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