Liftech’s founding principal and technical direction Michael A. Jordan has been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame at the 25th Annual Hall of Fame 2018 Awards in New York.
The event, run by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey, has been honouring individuals from around the world who make significant contributions in the maritime field since 1993.
Jordan was recognized for his pioneering work in the design of the first dockside container crane structure for Matson in 1958, and developing structural design concepts for the various container handling cranes that have become industry standards.
The first dockside container crane structure for Matson designed by Mike Jordan, 1958. Image courtesy of Liftech.
Liftech's technical paper “Tie-Down Design Considerations: STS Container Cranes”, co-authored by Michael Jordan, made the Top 6 Editor's picks of the last edition of The Journal of Ports and Terminals. Read it today on Port Technology
Over the course of his 60-year career, Jordan has provided engineering services for thousands of container handling cranes worldwide, as well as wharf structures, heavy lift equipment, container yard handling equipment, and a wide range of other complex structures and operational machinery.
Jordan established his Oakland based consulting engineering firm in 1964, which then evolved into the current firm Liftech.