Upgrading Today's Terminals for Tomorrow's Needs

by Bradley P. Erickson, CH2M HILL, Bellevue, United States,
Thomas J. McCollough, CH2M HILL, Bellevue, United States,
Alexander Surko, Jr., CH2M HILL, Bellevue, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


This paper describes how a 1940's vintage, timber pile supported wharf is being modernized to serve post-Panamax ships: how the Massachusetts Port Authority (MASSPORT) is rebuilding their Paul W. Conley Terminal for fourth generation containerships. Discussion includes what structural options the designers developed; which was selected and why; how cranes are being modified and added to provide mutually supporting operations at adjacent berths notwithstanding severe restrictions on crane heights imposed by flight path restrictions from nearby Logan International Airport (also operated by MASSPORT); and how MASSPORT integrated responsibilities for the key components, wharf design, terminal planning, crane engineering, and into a single design contract to achieve a cost effective solution for the total project.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Structural design | Cranes | Ships | Wood structures | Harbor facilities | Berths | Structural engineering | Massachusetts | United States

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