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News and Publications

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Making your Connections

Nov 1, 2022

Cranes Today

CP&A discusses under the hook attachments.

CP&A participates in AAPA Panel

Jul 22, 2022

Hoist Magazine

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

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.

New approach to seismic isolation for Asyaport

Sep 1, 2021

World Cargo News

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

CP&A Remedies Gearbox Failure

Sep 1, 2021

Wire Rope Exchange

CP&A Remedies Gearbox Failure after Root Cause Analysis at Port

Conveying a message about Container Terminals

Feb 11, 2011

World Cargo News

Development progresses for a conveyor system for port automation.

Conveyor Support for RMG stacks

Dec 1, 2010

World Cargo News

Tacoma, US-based structural engineering and crane consultancy firm CP&A has come up with its own design aimed at supporting ASCs and other RMG

The 30 Container-per-hour Barrier

Aug 1, 2008

Cargo Business News

Over the past 50 years, container terminals have struggled to increase productivity beyond the 30 container per hour benchmark.

A new approach to snag load protection

Jun 1, 2005

World Cargo News

What is believed to be the world’s first non-hydraulic anti-snag and overload protection system for container cranes.

Surplus Cranes

May 1, 2003

World Cargo News

Are surplus cranes a liability, or an opportunity?

Dynamic Response of a Structural System with variable mass, damping and stiffness

Mar 12, 2001

Methods for analyzing the dynamic response of a structural system with variable mass, damping and stiffness.

Lock-out Tag-out Tryout

Jul 1, 1998

World Cargo News

Locks are vital for the safety of anyone working on or inspecting a crane.

Don't get caught out by snag

Jul 1, 1995

World Cargo News

Discussion of snag load detection methods.

Massport Raises Two Cranes

Feb 1, 1993

ENR

CP&A provide engineering services for a crane raise at Massport.

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).

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

Company Spotlight

Jan 1, 2022

Wire Rope Exchange

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

Gearbox Failure Root Cause

Sep 1, 2021

American Journal of Transportation

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA) recently completes remediation of three 40 metric ton capacity rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs)

Money For Old Cranes

Oct 24, 2012

Hoist Magazine

Article discusses buying and selling of used container cranes

Automation project for Tacoma?

Dec 8, 2010

World Cargo News

A US engineering firm is interested in teaming up with an industrial partner to help it to build a prototype of an automated yard concept it has developed and to help with the marketing.

Tapered Dual Diameter Drum

Oct 15, 2009

Hoist Magazine

A patented tapered dual diameter drum is a key element of a new fully mechanical system that, for container cranes, fulfils both overload safety and operational control over the container trim, list and skew (TLS).

Southampton Crane Collapse

Feb 1, 2008

World Cargo News

Could boom latch failure have been the problem?

Tipping - not acceptable in the crane industry

Jul 1, 2003

World Cargo News

Article discusses global stability of quayside cranes.

Structural Upgrade of the Boeing Commercial Airplane High Bay Assembly Plant

Jan 1, 2002

Applied Technology Council

Discussion about a selecting the most appropriate upgrade system for an existing structure.

Container Crane Procurement

Jul 1, 2000

World Cargo News

How to control costs during procurement of container cranes.

Getting the wind up over crane designs

Jul 1, 1996

World Cargo News

Are excessive wind forces being used for modern container cranes?

Fatigue a standard issue

Apr 5, 1993

Cargo Systems

Comparing and contrasting different fatigue design codes.

Coping with snags

Jan 1, 1993

Cargo Systems

Snag overloads and flywheel energy.