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Port, cranes and ship

Cranes and lifting equipment

Flexible and personalised port crane design appraisal and inspection services

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Leading experts in inspecting and certifying port crane equipment

With dedicated teams for design appraisal, inspection, and certification of port cranes LRQA helps clients through the process of commissioning port equipment. We have experience inspecting and certifying several types of port cranes, including:

  • Ship-to-shore crane (STS)
  • Rubber tyre gantry crane (RTG)
  • Rail-mounted gantry crane (RMG)
  • Ship loader/unloader
  • Stacker-reclaimer
  • Harbour crane
  • Workshop cranes, such as shipyard goliath cranes, dock arm crane, hoists, ringer cranes
  • Ship-to-Shore passenger boarding bridge

Our port crane inspection services

Built correctly - to your technical specifications

Our team is based in China, the epicentre of port crane construction, but our project managers and coordinators are based around the world, ready to cater to your schedule.

Compliance & certification services

From EU Directives and National Regulations to international codes and standards – LRQA offers a wide range of services that support your compliance journey.

Supply chain assurance

We can work closely with you to provide services across your supply chain, helping you maintain quality, compliance, and integrity at every stage.

Why work with us? 

Global reach, local insight

LRQA offers specialist inspection and assurance services in over 80 countries, helping clients in every sector - including the cranes and lifting equipment industry - anticipate, mitigate and manage risk. Our team of over 1,500 inspection experts utilises extensive local sector knowledge to help thousands of clients safely and sustainably establish best practices.

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Consistent approach

We work side-by-side with you, listening first to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business including its risks, challenges, and port crane and lifting equipment needs. Using our broad expertise across specialisms and industries, we’ll help you identify areas that need improvement before creating solutions that will support your business. Our continued support helps ensure that your suppliers, equipment, processes, and projects perform in line with expectations and comply with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.

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Flexible delivery

In many cases, our services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. If you opt for our remote delivery methods, you’ll receive the same high-quality service with several added benefits, including flexibility, fast delivery and access to global expertise.

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Total assurance

We’ve led the way in shaping our industry and continue to expand our services and expertise by collaborating with clients, acquiring businesses, and forming new partnerships. The result is a unique and connected portfolio of services – including port crane and lifting equipment - that can help you ensure complete cyber resilience and product integrity, assure your assets and management systems, navigate the energy transition, and source responsibly.

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