A huge ship carrying four of the West Coast’s largest container cranes is scheduled to travel through Puget Sound Feb. 23 to Tacoma.
The maintenance and smooth operation of the ship’s cargo crane require teamwork of seafarers onboard the vessel. Learn how to efficiently handle deck cranes on board ships.
Three towering new ship-to-shore cranes were delivered to the Barbours Cut Container Terminal today after a three-month journey from China, where they were manufactured.
When cargo handling had been ongoing on a general cargo vessel, the topping cable released from the winch drum and the crane arm fell into the cargo hold, landing about half a metre from the stevedores. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
While discharging units of wood pulp into the cargo hold of a small inland river barge using the ship’s crane and a spreader, the cargo runner wire failed 10 metres from the block. Read more inside the article.
Watch this video showing a container truck being lifted by the dock crane after it is not properly detached from the container.