Tower Cranes in Shipyards: A Study
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this study is to examine the suitability of tower cranes for use in dockyards in the United States. Since the tower crane is not widely familiar in the U.S., although it is the workhorse of Europe and the Far East, sufficient information has been given to allow both the theory and operation of tower cranes to be understood. The cost and cost-effectiveness of tower cranes are examined, and applications for which they are particularly suited are presented in detail. It is intended that the data and conclusions offered in this study would be of value to any U.S. shipyard during the planning and acquisition of replacement cranes.
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