March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Weeks Stevedoring Increases Fleet Of Barge-Mounted Cranes

Richard N. Weeks, president of Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc., 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, N.J. 07016, has announced the recent acquisition of two barge-mounted cranes to complement their fleet of floating cranes now numbering 18. Formerly owned and operated by Prolerized Schiabo Neu Co. (or P.S.N.) in Jersey City, N.J., they will now be active throughout the greater New York area in heavylift operations and bulk stevedoring.

Both cranes are Clydes, model DE24 100 + 9 with a rating up to 160,000 pounds at 35-foot radius and capable of operating electro-magnets.

The Weeks fleet can handle heavy lifts up to 100 tons at 50- foot radius with crane booms up to 150 feet in length. The cranes can also be equipped with grapples, clam shell buckets, or magnets for bulk cargoes like scrap, ores, sugar, etc.

Dredging, marine construction, wreck removal and salvage work are additional operations in which the company is active and engages their cranes.

The expansion will enable the company to be more available and flexible in serving their customers throughout the Port of New York.

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