South Jersey Port Orders Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Crane From Kocks
Kocks Crane and Marine Company in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of a "Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Bulk Cargo Crane with Container Handling Capabilities" by the South Jersey Port Corporation in cooperation with the EDA and the City of Camden, N.J.
The Kocks crane incorporates the latest in advanced technology, placing special emphasis on design, particularly in the area of structural fatigue.
The new crane will handle a variety of the port's loading and unloading requirements. The versatility of this unit allows for efficiency, not only in container handling operations at a minimum rate of 30 boxes per hour, but also in magnet; hook beam; bucket and scrap pan operations; in addition to its heavy lift capabilities. Some notable features of the crane which will provide for maximum flexibility and a high throughput handling rate include a slewing trolley capable of 180 degree rotation, and a patented spreader of unique design for pan loading operations. The loading rate for scrap, via pan operation, will be up to 900 tph. Handling rates of other bulk materials will be up to 500 thp. This specially designed Kocks crane will enable the port to handle any of a variety of bulk commodities that may cross their dock during import or export operations.
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