Shipyard Gantry Crane

Shipyard gantry crane is a highly efficient lifting solution designed to improve the productivity of dockyards. It is capable of lifting and moving large blocks of hulls in the process of shipbuilding or repairing. The shipyards gantry cranes fall in two main configurations including single girder and double girder. With regard to different running mechanisms, it can be divided into rail mounted and rubber tired type. The shipbuilding gantry crane produced by Dafang has numerous advantages such as superior quality, high rigidity, excellent safety, and great flexibility.
Our knowledge of shipbuilding processes helps us to deliver shipbuilding cranes that are specially designed for your industry. We offer a wide range of equipment for shipbuilding from single beam shipyard cranes to rail mounted gantry crane. Our experience with over one hundred shipyards worldwide helps us to understand your needs. We have delivered cranes to the Arctic and to environments where they endure dust storms and extreme heat. Get us involved early, and we can provide not just cranes, but a complete lifting solution for your shipyard.

large gantry crane used in shipyard sale
large gantry crane used in shipyard

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A shipyard gantry crane is usually designed and used to lift, lower and move heavy items from one position to another. The crane can be applied to lift and handle different kinds of heavy loads, such as large ship parts, heavy ship hull sections, and other types of heavy goods. The gantry cranes used at shipyard can be with single or double beams supported by the supporting legs. To meet different load-lifting needs, cranes with different configurations are adopted.

Different Types of Shipyard Gantry Cranes

Our company offers a large variety of shipyard gantry cranes to meet our clients’ different lifting need. Here we strongly recommend representative types of gantry cranes widely used in shipyard.

Single girder shipyard gantry crane
Single girder shipyard gantry crane

Shipyard gantry crane parameters:

  • Lifting capacity: 10~200 t
  • Span length: 5~35 m
  • Lifting height: 8~12 m
  • Working duty: A 5
  • Note: support customized service

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Our single beam shipyard cranes are the right choice for general ship outfitting. They can be used in both small and large shipbuilding. They can be made specific for heavier loads accompanied by the latest design enhancements. Inside the steel structure, there are components and walkways to improve safety for operators. The cabin has customized controls and high visibility can also improve the efficiency and safety.

A frame double girder gantry crane
A frame double girder gantry crane


A frame double girder gantry crane parameters:
  • Lifting Capacity: 5t~200t
  • Span Length: 18~35m
  • Lifting Height: 6~18m
  • Working Class: A5
  • Traveling Speed: 28~45m/min
  • Lifting Speed: 3.5~12.5m/min

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Double boom shipyard cranes are heavy-duty cranes used in shipyards worldwide. They are used for accurate load handling. Our double-boom design ensures excellent rigidity and accurate load handling.

Rail mounted gantry crane
Rail mounted gantry crane

Rail mounted gantry crane:
  • Working Duty:A5
  • Span Length: 18~35m
  • Loading Capacity:5-200t
  • Lifting Height:6~12m
  • Lifting Speed: 5.9~13.3m/min

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Rail mounted gantry cranes or RMGs are the most common type of lifting equipment used in shipyard. Rail mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) are manufactured to individual customer needs in a variety of different stacking heights and spans.
According to specific lifting capacities, it can be built with single or double girder. The rail mounted shipyard gantry crane travels on tracks mounted on the ground and is able to handle different kinds of materials from lightweight to large and heavy. The gantry lifting equipment can be built with both sides of the main beam to form cantilevers, which can greatly increase the workspace of the crane.
There are many advantages and benefits of rail mounted gantry crane for a shipyard. It has many prominent features such as better visibility, wide adaptability, high utilization, high productivity, durable alternative performance, low maintenance, and spare part costs, low energy costs, smooth gantry operation, in-house expertise, and excellent after-sales service etc.

Rubber tyred gantry crane
Rubber tyred gantry crane


Rubber tyred gantry crane parameters:
  • Lifting Capacity: 20t~65t
  • Span Length: 22~28m
  • Lifting Speed: 20~30m/min
  • Operating Temperature: -20℃~40℃
  • Power Supply Mode: cable reels, sliding wire, diesel powered

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The rubber-tired gantry crane is an ideal lifting solution to improve the flexibility and mobility in your shipyards. Instead of running on rails, this type of dockyard gantry crane is attached to rubber tires at the bottom so that it can move anywhere within the working areas freely. The mobile gantry crane can lift with a variety of capacities to cover the most applications of customers.
The portable shipyard gantry crane provides easy transportation, wide lifting coverage, flexible movement, and simple operation, making it a popular option for many crane users.

Characteristics of a Shipyard Gantry Crane  

Our shipyard gantry crane adopts optimized design and construction so as to ensure the quality of the equipment. It also possesses micro-multiple functions and high efficiency, including single hanging, lifting hanging, air overturning etc. in order to prevent the attacks of storms, there are reliable wind-shielding devices such as rail clamp, ground anchor etc. We will try our best to bring numerous benefits to our clients.
We put the safety as our first goal. The shipyard gantry crane is usually controlled by an operator from the control station, greatly reducing risks of serious and even fatal accidents. Besides, some reliable safety devices such as windproof device are equipped to prevent strong winds or storms.
Our lifting equipment has a stable and durable performance. The gantry crane components and parts are all sourced from reputable suppliers. The reasonable and optimized structure helps prolong the work life of the equipment. What’s more, some safety devices such as wind-shielding devices are available to ensure a stable and reliable movement. The shipyard gantry crane also requires minimum maintenance, which can save the cost of our clients.
Our equipment is easy and convenient to operate runs with low noise. The shipyard gantry crane is adaptable to various workplaces with high utilization of workplace.
We will offer you suitable cranes as your options and we are confident that you will be satisfied with your products and excellent service. For further information, please just feel free to contact us through emails.

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Service for Your Shipyard Gantry Crane

We put safety as our first consideration and safety is everything. We want our clients operating our machines safely all the time. At Dafang, there is no job so important and no service so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely and correctly.
Together with safety, improving our clients’ lifting productivity is also our primary goal. We want to make sure you get the most out of your uptime, except the costly downtime. Our approach to crane maintenance carry through life-cycle care results in a highest life-cycle value, that is to say, maximizing the uptime productivity and minimizing the cost of downtime.
What is more, we provide specialized maintenance services and spare parts for all types and makes of industrial cranes, hoists and port equipment, which from a single piece of equipment to entire operations. Our objective is to improve the safety and productivity of our customers’ operations. Our experts in the area of shipyard gantry crane apply a systematic risk and recommendation method of evaluation and a consultative planning and review process to drive continuous improvement in safety and productivity.
When a mutual commitment to maintenance outsourcing or complete maintenance and material handling outsourcing is required, our company has the experience and resources to help you meet your business objectives. Please feel free to send inquiry or email to us.