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The latest news and publications written by or featuring Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A). Find exciting news related to our structural, mechanical and crane engineering services.

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Delve into our News Archive to trace the journey of CP&A through significant milestones and achievements in the fields of structural engineering, crane engineering, and mechanical engineering. Uncover the historical narrative of our innovative solutions and groundbreaking projects that have shaped our expertise over time. Explore past successes and notable developments, gaining insight into the evolution of CP&A's commitment to excellence in structural design, crane solutions, and mechanical engineering. This archive serves as a retrospective glimpse into our rich history and the enduring impact of our contributions to these crucial engineering domains.

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CP&A advises on Container Crane Procurement

May 16, 2024


Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) has delivered a presentation to port authorities titled, ‘Peer Review of Container Cranes’, to assist in future procurement processes.

Machinery Alignment

Sep 1, 2023

Overhead Crane and Hoist

Generally the faster a crane operates, the more critical alignment becomes.

Are offshore ports the way forward?

Jul 21, 2023

World Cargo News

One difference between the Zarama and SeaTech concepts is that he is proposing an indented configuration, with gantry cranes spanning the ships. This is similar to proposals from Konecranes and, before that, from US-based crane consultants Casper, Phillips and Associates.

Seismic Upgrade Concept for STS Crane

Jul 6, 2023

Lift and Hoist

Ship-to-shore cranes play a vital role in transporting goods and material during normal times; this role becomes greatly magnified in the aftermath of a major seismic event.

Is Hiring a Consultant Better than an Employee?

Jun 1, 2023

Material Handling Wholesaler

In a challenging hiring environment, it may make more sense to hire a consultant instead of an employee.

Infrastructure Bill won't bridge all gaps

Jan 17, 2023

Lift and Hoist International

All industries can’t use the same barometer by which to measure the impact of the US infrastructure bill, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc (CP&A).

Making your Connections

Nov 1, 2022

Cranes Today

CP&A discusses under the hook attachments.

CP&A and DHHI Partner on 3500 Ton Offshore Crane

Oct 12, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A) has completed a structural design review on a mega 3,500-tonne capacity double boom offshore crane.

On the Right Track

Aug 31, 2022

Lift and Hoist

CP&A has completed procurement and design review services related RMG cranes, manufactured by Konecranes, for Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Mason Mega Rail project.

CP&A joins GPA, Konecranes at AAPA event

Jul 21, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A) took part in a panel at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently.

BUEL in Control

May 1, 2022

World Cargo News

US Crane Consultancy Casper Phillips & Associates (CP&A) was hired by Bubenzer (before it became Dellner Bubenzer) to help it develop a test procedure and observe the testing of the Brake Only Snag System.

5G and Inspection

Mar 1, 2022

World Cargo News

Discussion on 5G IoT technology at Ports and impacts on inspection

Fall Protection Retrofit

Jan 4, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) has designed and installed a bespoke fall protection system for a large commercial airplane supplier.

Company Spotlight

Jan 1, 2022

Wire Rope Exchange

An article highlighting the engineering services offered by CP&A.

Crane Analysis Software

Oct 1, 2021

Wire Rope Exchange

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA) has upgraded its proprietary crane analysis software, used for pre- and post-processing during finite element analysis of cranes.

The Devil is in the Detailing

Nov 8, 2023

Wire Rope Exchange

Connection detailing is an underrated art form, especially on cranes, writes Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A).

Agrivoltaic Solar Array

Aug 24, 2023

Renewable Energy Magazine

Solagra hires CP&A to design two agrivoltaic solar arrays to be built at two UDel campuses to study solar power and crop production on farmland.

Firms spring into sustainable action

Jul 18, 2023

Hoist Magazine

Hoist Magazine Editor was impressed by CP&A's answer to an interview question, "what sustainability practices does your company employ?"

Seismic Upgrade Concept for Ship-to-Shore Cranes

Jun 5, 2023

Wire Rope Exchange

Discussion about retrofitting cranes with a seismic isolation system.

US Labor Shortages: Hard work finding the staff

Mar 23, 2023

Hoist Magazine

With the US facing labour shortages, supply chain issues and even talk of a recession, several businesses in the overhead crane industry describe what they are doing to help not only their customers, but themselves too.

Infastructure Bill Won't Bridge All Gaps

Jan 16, 2023

Wire Rope Exchange

All industries can’t use the same barometer by which to measure the impact of the U.S. infrastructure bill

CP&A Participates in Crane Automation Panel

Oct 25, 2022

Wire Rope Exchange

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A) was among speakers at the Overhead Crane and Hoist Innovation Conference earlier this month (October).

Container Cranes - Made in the US

Oct 1, 2022

World Cargo News

CP&A discusses a recent Buy-America RMG project and the outlook for container cranes made in the US.

CP&A participates in AAPA Panel

Jul 22, 2022

Hoist Magazine

CP&A joins Konecranes and Georgia Ports Authority for a panel discussion.

New Cranes and Existing Docks

May 15, 2022

Lift and Hoist

Terminal operators and owners are increasingly looking to increase the size of their quayside container cranes, which presents a series of challenges that must be overcome, such as coping with increased wheel loads, says CP&A.

Handle with Care

Mar 1, 2022

Container Management

Increasing supply chain demand and its effect on container cranes.

Crane Fatigue and Rising Steel Costs

Jan 28, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Appearance on HoistTV

Crane Cracks and Fatigue

Jan 3, 2022

Dockyard Magazine

There is a trend for ports to push their container cranes harder for longer, which can lead to cracks and other fatigue-related issues, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer, Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc.

Crane interlock System

Nov 21, 2021

Hoist Magazine

CP&A has partnered with a commercial aircraft manufacturer to design an interlock system for two 10-ton capacity bridge cranes.

New approach to seismic isolation for Asyaport

Sep 1, 2021

World Cargo News

CP&A develops new base isolation system for container cranes.

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