Port of Miami Crane Management Port of Miami Crane Management Port of Miami

Crane Data

The Port Miami operates thirteen (13) ship-to-shore container handling gantry (quay) cranes on approximately six (6) 1,000 feet wharves. Currently; Cranes 8, 9 and 10 work on Wharves 1 and 2; and Cranes 16, 15 and 14 work on Wharves 3, 4 and 5;  Crane 13, 11, 12 and 7 works on Wharves 3, 4 and  5; and, Cranes 4, 5 and 6 work on Wharf 6. All wharves will soon have 50 foot draft. Below is a listing of the cranes, spreaders and cargo beams available to our customers;

3 – Kocks 50LT Cranes 4-6 (1988) 5 – Bromma 50LT 20/40/45/2-20 Spreaders
4 – ZPMC 50LT Cranes 7-10 (1995) 6 – ZPMC 50LT 20/40/45/2-20 Spreaders
2 – ZPMC 65LT Cranes 11-12 (2005) 3 – ZPMC 65LT 20/40/45/2-20 Spreaders
4 – ZPMC 65LT Cranes 13-16 (2013) 7 – ZPMC 65LT 20/40/45/2-20 Sep Spreaders
1 – RAM 50LT Overheight Adaptor
4 – 70LT Cargo Beam (cranes 4-10)
1 – 75LT Cargo Beams (cranes 11-12)
2 – 100LT Cargo Beam (for cranes 13-16)

 

Port Miami Berth and Wharves Specifics

Rail gauge (existing) Rail-to-Rail 30.48 m 100 ft
Setback of waterside (WS) rail from outer face of fender (approx.): 9.84 m 32.3 ft
Setback from face of bulkhead (vehicle drive lane) 4.6 m 15 ft
Elevation of WS rail above MLWB (Mean Low Water Base) Dock surface above water 3.74 m 12.28 ft
Berth Depth, Current                                                       (August 2015   -50+2 feet deep – ONLY PORT South of Norfolk and Gulf of Mexico) 12.8 m -42 ft
Air Height (Harbor/Bridge) Restriction None None
Distance Miami Harbor Entrance Channel                           Outer Buoy to Wharf 1 (with 2 – 1,500 ft Turning Basins) Approx. 3.4 NM

 

Cranes No. 4-10

Cranes 4, 5 & 6  are Kocks “H” frame, high-profile luffing-boom type cranes were delivered in the late 1980’s. Cranes 7, 8, 9 & 10 were the first  ZPMC cranes operational in the USA, and, the first major order for ZPMC and to the western hemisphere. All seven (7) cranes have been converted from diesel generated power to electrical that work on 13.2 KV from underground electrical pits along the wharves.  Cranes 4-6 operated ABB DCS600 retrofitted drives with AC410 Advant Controller with CMS 7, while Crane 7-10 operate ABB Tyrak Midi II with AC410 Advant Controller with CMS. Below are these cranes’ specifics;

Capacity:
Under Spreader, Single Lift 50LT
Under Spreader, Twin Lift 50LT
Under Cargo Beam 70LT
Size:
Outreach from waterside rail 46.1 m 151 ft
Backreach from landside rail, boom extended 25.9 m 85 ft
Hoisting height from top of WS rail to underside of spreader 30.4 m 100 ft
Total hoisting height 45.7 m 150 ft
Vertical clearance under portal beam 15.2 m 50 ft
Clear width between legs 18.3 m 60 ft
Out to out of gantry bumpers (bumper-to-bumper) can work every 2 bays. 32.8 m 107.5 ft
Setback from face of bulkhead 4.6 m 15 ft
Setback from outer face of fender 7.0 m 23 ft
Operating Speeds:
Hoisting with empty spreader 131.7 m/min 432 ft/min
Lowering with empty spreader 131.7 m/min 432 ft/min
Hoisting with 50LT spreader 42.6 m/min 140 ft/min
Lowering with 50LT spreader 51.2 m/min 168 ft/min
Hoisting with 70LT under cargo beam 30.4 m/min 100 ft/min
Lowering with 70LT under cargo beam 30.4 m/min 100 ft/min
Trolley travel 153.0 m/min 500 ft/min
Gantry travel 46.0 m/min 150 ft/min

 

Cranes No. 11-12

These Super Post-panamax cranes that were delivered in January 2005 are amongst the largest quay cranes in operation in the world as they were designed in 2003 to work a 22 container wide vessel at Port Miami cargo terminal with 3% list. With NO list these cranes can work a 23 wide ship at Port Miami. They are fitted with ABB DCS600 MultiDrive System, AC410 Advant Controller with CMS 7; Flender gearboxes, Bubenzer brakes, ZPMC 20/40/45/2-20 65LT Twin-Lift Spreaders and run on the 13.2 KVAC shore power on dock/wharves. Below are these cranes’ specifics;

Capacity:
Under Spreader, Single Lift 50LT
Under Spreader, Twin Lift 65LT
Under Cargo Beam 75LT
Size:
Outreach from waterside rail 65.0 m 213 ft
Backreach from landside rail 25.9 m 85 ft
Hoisting height from top of WS rail to underside of spreader 40.0 m 131 ft
Total hoisting height 55.2 m 181 ft
Vertical clearance under portal beam 15.2 m 50 ft
Clear width between legs 18.3 m 60 ft
Out to out of gantry bumpers (bumper-to-bumper) can work every other bay 27.0 m 88.5 ft
Setback from face of bulkhead 4.6 m 15 ft
Setback from outer face of fender 7.0 m 23 ft
Operating Speeds:
Hoisting with empty spreader 155 m/min 508 ft/min
Lowering with empty spreader 155 m/min 508 ft/min
Hoisting with 65LT spreader 70 m/min 230 ft/min
Lowering with 65LT spreader 70 m/min 230 ft/min
Hoisting with 75LT under cargo beam 30 m/min 98 ft/min
Lowering with 75LT under cargo beam 30 m/min 98 ft/min
Trolley travel 240 m/min 787 ft/min
Gantry travel 46 m/min 151 ft/min

 

Cranes No. 13-16

These four (4) quay cranes are the second (2nd) order of Super Post-panama cranes placed into service by Port Miami. They were design to have the capacity to work any operational container vessel and on engineers’ drawing boards. They can reach 22 containers across a ship with a 3% list; 23 wide ships with NO list at Port Miami. They were also designed to work over nine (9) high standard cubes stacks on the ships decks. They are fitted with ABB ACS800 MultiDrive System, AC800M Controller with CMS 7; ZPMC gearboxes, Bubenzer brakes, ZPMC 20/40/45/2-20 65LT Twin-Lift Separating Spreaders and run on the 13.2 KVAC shore power. They can also lift 100 LT under the cargo beam (the “Hook”) which give them the capability to lift special slunged cargo. Below are these cranes’ specifics;

Capacity:
Under Spreader, Single Lift 50LT
Under Spreader, Twin Lift (Rated Load) 65LT
Under Cargo (Hook) Beam (Full travel outreach to backreach) 100LT
Size:
Total trolley travel from face of fenders 58.2 m (22+1 wide) 190.7 ft
Outreach from waterside rail 68.0 m 223.1 ft
Backreach from landside rail 26.0 m 85.3 ft
Hoisting height from top of WS rail to underside of spreader 43.0 m 141 ft
Lowering distance (top of WS rail to underside of adjustable spreader) 16.0 m -52.5 ft
Lowering distance (MLWB to underside of adjustable spreader) -12.26 m -40.2 ft
Total hoisting height 59.0 m 193.5 ft
Vertical clearance under portal beam 15.2 m 50 ft
Clearance between legs for passage of containers 18.3 m 60 ft
Maximum overall length (out to out of gantry bumpers – bumper-to-bumper) can work every other bay 27.0 m 88.5 ft
Operating Speeds:
Hoisting with empty spreader 155 m/min 508 ft/min
Hoisting 65LT (rated Load) with twin-lift spreader 70 m/min 230 ft/min
Hoisting 100LT with cargo beam 30 m/min 98 ft/min
Hoist acceleration with empty spreader 3.5 Sec to 155 m/min 3.5 Sec to 508 ft/min
Hoist acceleration with 65LT (rated load) with Twin Lift Spreader 1.7 Sec to 70 m/min 1.7 Sec to 230 ft/min
Trolley travel speed with rated load (65LT with twin lift spreader) 240 m/min 787 ft/min
Trolley travel acceleration time w/rated load 3.5 Sec to 240 m/min 3.5 Sec to 787 ft/min
Gantry travel 6.0 Sec to 46 m/min 6.0 Sec to 151 ft/min

 

Future Cranes No. 17-21

Near Future. BIGGER, BETTER and LIFT MORE!

 

Designed and Powered by BEZA CMS
w3 validation