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DECK MACHINERY & CARGO-HAN DUNG EQUIPMENT - A Review -
The Pallet Swinger, the latest development from Hagglunds, has been installed on a number of new reefer vessels.
The following is a brief over-view of some the latest developments in the deck machinery and cargo-handling equipment market. The review is based on a survey conducted by the editors of MARITIME REPORTER of the leading marine manufactur- ers and suppliers from the U.S. and around the world.
Free literature describing all the equipment featured in this review is available from the manufacturers and suppliers. To receive additional information, circle the appropriate
Reader Service Number(s) listed under each company's name on the postpaid Reader Service Card bound into the back of this issue.
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Since 1978, Sweden's All Set
Marine Lashing has designed and supplied cargo lashing equipment to major shipping lines, primarily for container ships.
The company's semiautomatic twistlock, C5AM, is now in service on all APL ships calling at U.S. ports.
All Set Marine Lashing reports that the twistlock system offers increased operational safety, as well as in- creases productivity by as much as two to four moves per hour.
The C5AM-DF (dual function mode) twistlock system is in service aboard Evergreen ships. The dual function twistlocks can be used in automatic mode (coning/deconing on dock) or in manual (coning/deconing onboard), providing the terminal with an option that best suites its needs. Major shipping lines NOL and Sea-Land have also selected the
C5AM-DF twistlock system.
All Set Marine has also recently delivered its new turnbuckle
Equalash to Evergreen Line. All
Set Marine claims that the
Equalash, developed as an improve- ment of the paralash system, has lighter rods, fewer parts, is easier to operate, is lower in price, but offers the same strength as the paralash system. Equalash has been in ser- vice on ANL and K-Line ships for over one year.
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AmClyde Engineered Products,
Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn., is one of the world's premier designers and builders of large specialty equip- ment for lifting, pulling, moving and mooring the heaviest loads in the offshore oil and gas market, for ship- yards, for material handling and for
U.S. Government installations.
Since 1892, AmClyde has sup- plied customers with over 10,000 cranes and winches for their operat- ing fleets.
AmClyde maintains leading tech- nology for mooring deep water drilling and production platforms, as well as ship sets.
Shell Offshore Inc., for example, has awarded AmClyde a contract worth in excess of $11 million to design and furnish what will report- edly be the world's largest lateral mooring system, cranes and con- ventional drum winches for the over $1 billion Auger Project which will operate in 2,860-foot water depths.
Lambert's Point Docks, a subsid- iary of Norfolk Southern
Corporation, purchased two large multipurpose level luffing traveling gantry cranes to enhance its capa- bility of establishing itself as a maj or commodities and container termi- nal on the U.S. East Coast.
At the core of AmClyde's success is its engineering design capability.
The company specializes in pure engineering consulting and also helping customers develop innova- tive solutions to complex problems.
CRANDALL DRY DOCK
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Crandall Dry Dock Engineers,
Inc., of Dedham, Mass., is the sole
North American agent for Estab- lissements Marit of St.
Amand-les-Eaux, France, a family- owned and -operated firm since 1904.
Ests. Marit manufactures high qual- ity marine chains ranging in size up to 100 mm in diameter. Marit's philosophy has always been one of top quality at a reasonable price. To insure this, the latest manufactur- ing technology as well as constant monitoring of production procedures is employed. Marit chain can be manufactured to meet the require- ments ofV eritas, Det norske Veritas,
Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and the American Bureau of Shipping.
Additionally, Marit has been award- ed RAQ2 probate quality by the
Marit offers the following prod- ucts: stud link anchor chain, antimagnetic chain, carbon and spe- cial steel chain, chain with antiwear heat treatment, open-link chain (cal- ibrated and uncalibrated), special swivels, shackles, connecting links, high efficiency anchors, quick re- lease hooks, and other marine chain-related items.
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The Crosby Group manufactures one of the widest lines of construc- tion blocks in the world.
Additionally, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, company, a subsidiary of Amhoist, can also custom engineer and de- sign a block to match a customer's needs. The company's engineers utilize advanced CAD/CAM technol- ogy, as well as quality materials and manufacturing processes.
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Cross Equipment, Houma, La., was formed to serve the needs of the oil and gas industry for used and remanufactured marine and deck equipment. The company has an extensive inventory of new surplus and used winches, cranes, deck ma- chinery and other marine related equipment.
A sister company to Houma-based
Smatco Industries, Cross Equip- ment utilizes Smatco's 51,000-square-foot facility for all its repair and remanufacturing work.
Some of Cross Equipment's most recent projects consist of the deliv- ery of two eight-point mooring systems, which included winches and fairleaders for installation on two drilling barges for Atlantic Pa- cific Marine Corporation. The company also furnished two eight- point mooring systems consisting of fairleaders, winches and Martin
Decker Dynalines, which were in- stalled on Falcon rigs 50 and 51 for a drilling project in Lake Maracai- bo. Cross Equipment just delivered a remanufactured Smatco single drum towing winch to Dunlap Tow- ing in Washington and a remanufactured Intercon single drum towing winch to Dann Ocean
Towing in Florida.
At present, Cross Equipment is outfitting a barge with a six-point mooring system with deck sheaves and fairleaders.
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Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics,
Inc., Carlstadt, N.J., maintains a full-service hydraulic repair facility for the overhaul and repair of all types of electrohydraulic deck winch- es and windlasses.
Del Gavio has completed an emer- gency repair of a double-drum mooring winch aboard the SS Mor- macsun at Port Elizabeth, N.J.
Without any advance arrangements, the complete rotating assembly was removed from the vessels and stripped down. A badly corroded shaft was repaired and machined.
All new bushings, bearings and
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