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The Big Johnson: GRT's Reliable 250 Ton Floating Crane



At Global Rigging and Transport (GRT), we take pride in the reliability and efficiency of our equipment, and our 250 Ton Floating Crane, affectionately known as the Big Johnson, is no exception. This stalwart of our fleet has been a mainstay in Vancouver, BC, and throughout the Pacific Northwest, serving a crucial role in a wide range of marine projects.


Versatility at its Core

The Big Johnson isn't just a crane — it's a versatile workhorse capable of handling various tasks with ease. Whether it's loading and unloading specialised cargo or conducting intricate salvage operations, this floating crane is the go-to solution for projects in and around the water. Its adaptability and robust design make it indispensable for a multitude of applications, providing our clients with the flexibility they need to get the job done right.


Innovative Spreader System

One of the standout features of the Big Johnson is its innovative spreader system. Utilising two variable-length spreader bars connected to form a single unit capable of lifting 250 tons, this system exemplifies our commitment to efficiency and precision. With this technology at our disposal, we can tackle even the most demanding lifting requirements with confidence, ensuring smooth and seamless operations every time.


Proven Track Record

Over the years, Big Johnson has earned a reputation for reliability and performance, thanks to its impeccable track record on countless projects. Our team of experienced professionals knows how to maximise the crane's capabilities to deliver exceptional results while adhering to strict safety standards. With GRT and the Big Johnson on your side, you can rest assured that your project will be completed within budget and on schedule, without compromising on quality.


Your Trusted Partner

When it comes to marine rigging and transport, GRT is your trusted partner for success. Whether you need assistance with heavy lifting, salvage operations, or specialized rigging services, we have the expertise and equipment to meet your needs. With Big Johnson at our disposal, we're ready to tackle any challenge that comes our way, ensuring that your project is executed with precision and efficiency from start to finish.


Contact Us Today

Ready to harness the power of the Big Johnson for your next marine project? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today to learn more about our comprehensive range of services and how we can help you achieve your goals. At GRT, we're committed to delivering excellence in every project we undertake, and the Big Johnson is just one example of our dedication to exceeding our client's expectations: d.close@globalrigging.com


GRT has 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.



Global Rigging and Transport: Your Partner for Reliable Marine Solutions.

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