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Development of Design of Ship-To-Shore Container Cranes: 1959–2004

  • Nenad Zrni ü
  • Klaus Hoffmann

Abstract

The paper presents the historical development of mechanical and structural design of ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes, from 1959, when the first crane was built, up to now. The paper gives a short survey of the evolution of the container crane industry, the state of the art in modern container cranes, and focuses particular attention on mechanical design of trolleys and evaluation of the existing structures. The analysis of historical development and state of the art in modern container cranes enables us to analyze future trends in mechanical and structural design.

Keywords

History of STS container cranes design trolley construction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nenad Zrni ü
    • 1
  • Klaus Hoffmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. of MechanizationUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringSerbia and Montenegro
  2. 2.Inst. for Engineering Design and for Transport, Handling, and Conveying SystemsVienna University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringWienAustria

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