How GRT Can Reduce the Time + Cost of Your Ship to Shore Crane Raising Projects

Updated: Aug 6


In early 2014, Global Rigging & Transport made a commitment to our business and the shipping industry by designing, fabricating and utilizing our first Ship to Shore (STS) Crane Lifting Frame. The frame was designed to raise the upper assemblies of Panamax STS container cranes weighing as much as 1800-tons to an increased height of 10.7 meters.

Since then we have expanded our services to include the design, fabrication and utilization of a larger lifting frame to raise Super Post-Panamax STS Cranes, weighing up to 2200 tons to an increased height of 11 meters.


How GRT can save you time and money:

Our lifting frames are designed to be set up on the waterside and landside sill beams. This way, the loads from raising the crane are transmitted through the sill beams, to the travelling systems and into the gantry rails. Thereby eliminating the need for additional load spreading material!

Unlike our competitors utilising a similar system, the GRT lifting frames are designed to be lifted and set into place on the sill beams with the use of the STS crane being raised. Over the length of a multi-crane raising project, this design feature reduces the overall project schedule and decreases the overall project cost.


In addition and as with all GRT equipment, the lift frames are designed so that all components fit inside standard shipping containers for easy shipment worldwide.


The systems can incorporate a wind restraint system that can resist category 1 hurricane-force winds (120 MPH) and can be installed in regions prone to thunderstorms and microburst.


Complimentary Services included:

GRT also offers the following complimentary services to Crane Raises: • Crane Relocation within the operating port to minimize disruption to normal port operations. • Boom extensions to increase the outreach of Panamax Ship to Shore Cranes to meet the increasing demand of the shipping industry. • Replacement and refurbishment of main hoist components to accommodate the added height of raised cranes.

​So if you require Ship to Shore Crane Raising that will save you time and money, or any other services provided by Global Rigging & Transport, please contact: d.close@globalrigging.com


GRT have offices in Virginia (US), Vancouver (Canada), San Antonio (Chile) and Panama City (Panama), enabling our capacity to meet the needs of global clients quickly and efficiently.