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55 Alimak lifts improve crane access at second-busiest U.S. Port

Port of Long Beach, USA

The 3,200-acre Port of Long Beach in southern California is the second busiest port in the United States and the 15th busiest container cargo port in the world. With 71 postpanamax gantry cranes in operation, the Port of Long Beach handled more than 7.31 million containers (TEUs) in 2007.

In 1986, Alimak Hek delivered the first of eight ALIMAK SCANDO MINI 2/10 lifts to provide improved access to the port’s container cranes. Since then, 47 additional Alimak lifts and 4 Champion lifts have joined the port’s crane lift fleet.

Uptime and Productivity are Key

With vessel turnaround schedules measured in hours, it is imperative to maximize crane uptime. Alimak rack and pinion lifts provide safe, efficient access to the top of the crane for men, tools, and repair parts, facilitating frequent preventive maintenance and minimizing costly downtime resulting from breakdowns. By allowing operators to access the crane’s cabin more quickly, a lift also substantially increases the crane’s overall productivity per shift.

Alimak lifts are designed to operate in demanding industrial environments, outdoors and indoors. Because an Alimak rack and pinion lift carries its own machinery, it does not require an expensive machine room or loadbearing lift shaft. Alimak crane lifts are installed in almost 100 countries around the world, with more than 2000 Alimak lifts installed in ports worldwide since 1971.

Lift details

Location
Port of Long Beach, USA
Installation year
1986–2005
Application
Ship-to-shore gantry cranes
No. of lifts
7 ALIMAK SCANDO MINI 2/10
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10 ALIMAK SCANDO MINI 4/9
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6 ALIMAK ALICOM 680 Special
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10 ALIMAK SE-3 FC
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14 ALIMAK SE-4 FC
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6 ALIMAK SE 400 DOL
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2 ALIMAK SE 450 FC
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4 CHAMPION US-900
Lifting height:
25 m to 48 m
Port of Long Beach

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