The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) says it has released a detailed information paper that provides practical guidance on the safe and efficient operation of STS cranes in the age of “mega” container ships.
According to PEMA, the paper is in response to the growing technical demands made on Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes driven by the growth in the size of container vessels.
Hoist Winch Gearboxes and Brakes on STS Cranes key offers commentary and practical advice for operators. The paper highlights issues related to hoist heights and outreach distances, it identifies common challenges associated with gearboxes and brakes, compares a variety of critical technical specifications, and provides feedback from STS end-users.
“PEMA continually strives to develop the technological know-how and best practice mindsets that ports and terminals needs to ensure that world trade are safe, efficient, and sustainable. This paper brings together some of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers to share their expertise. We hope that it will become indispensable for all STS operators,” says PEMA President and Chairman of the Board, Ottonel Popesco.
As part of its efforts to support the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic, all PEMA information papers including Hoist Winch Gearboxes and Brakes on STS Cranes, are currently available free of charge.