SURVEY HOUSTON BAYPORT CRANES TRANSPORT
Three new ZPMC container cranes were transported from Shanghai to the Port of Houston in summer of 2018. Argonautics
Marine Engineering, Inc. provided the review of all engineering calculations and the marine warranty survey for the transport.
In April, the 1,455 t heavy cranes were each rolled onto the ZHEN HUA 27 at the Changxing base of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy
Industries Co., Ltd. and secured to the vessel deck using steel pipes and cables. The seafastening of the cranes to the vessel deck
and the internal lashings were surveyed after loading, to ensure these were executed in accordance with the previously reviewed
ZPMC project drawings.
After loading two more cranes destined for Honduras, the vessel departed Shanghai, sailed via Cape of Good Hope to Honduras
for delivery of the first two cranes, after which it continued to succesfully deliver the three Houston cranes to the Bayport Terminal
Scope of Work
The project scope included: