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Ship to Shore Crane Raising

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Global Rigging & Transport is a world renowned international heavy-lift, heavy-transport company. We provide engineering, crane services, technical supervision and equipment to project sites all over the world.

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.


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


GRT 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.

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