Louisiana Avenue Wharf E: Rehabilitate the Existing Wharf into a Container Terminal

by Shashikant M. Suthar, Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


The Port of New Orleans is currently modernizing the existing facilities in order to handle the containerized cargos, therefore enabling it to compete with other ports located on the Gulf Coast. Louisiana Avenue Wharf 'E' was built in 1975 as a berth of general cargo terminal. The rehabilitation project has converted the existing terminal into a containerized terminal. The construction included the installation of crane rails on the wharf deck to accommodate 40-ton (36. 3 metric ton) Gantry Crane (Paceco Type) with 50 ft. (15. 24 m) gage. The new 'H' piles were driven to support the heavy loads of the crane. The paper describes the economics, design and construction of crane rails with modifications of the existing wharf structure.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Rehabilitation | Container shipping | Existing buildings | Offshore construction | Cranes | Gulfs | Coastal environment | Louisiana | United States | New Orleans

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