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Jeffery Boos.

Profile of Jeffrey J. Boos, PE

Jeffrey (Jeff) Boos has over 33 years of experience in the container handling industry primarily associated with port and intermodal facilities throughout the USA and major global ports.  His technical experience is with the conceptual and detail design, fabrication, assembly and operation of container handling gantry cranes for both port and intermodal facilities.

He has worked in numerous capacities specializing in project management, project budgetary cost and planning, preparation of technical and commercial specifications, detail design, technical personnel direct supervision,  fabrication methods and quality control oversight, shipment of equipment, assembly methods and procedures and final commissioning and testing for placing into service container handling gantry cranes, rubber tired container handling gantry cranes, yard equipment and various spreaders and lifting attachments for container handling industry.

Professional Consulting Engineering

Professional consulting engineer specializing in port and maritime equipment, primarily container handling and bulk material handling equipment.

Range of experience / services offered include:

  • New and used equipment procurement
  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight
  • Equipment relocation
  • Equipment conditional surveys
  • Equipment maintenance, remaining useful life, & valuation assessment
  • Equipment refurbishment & upgrade assessment & design
  • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design
  • Equipment accident investigation & expert witness
  • Equipment configuration modifications feasibility study & conceptual/detail design

In depth knowledge of applicable codes including: AISC, AISE, AGMA, ANSI, AWS, CMAA, DIN, FEM, BS, EN, OSHA etc.

Crane Component Supplier Technical Director (Bromma Spreaders)

  • Technical and administrative leader of the engineering, quality control and R&D departments for global manufacturer of spreaders and lifting attachments for the container handling industry
  • Prepare & implement design and technical specifications, manufacturing standards, quality control & quality assurance procedures, computer aided drafting (CAD) methods and standards, and engineering technical training procedures.
  • Lead for USA research & development (R&D) projects, establishing equipment standards for global applications, design of prototype equipment.
  • Patent Engineer for the Bromma, Inc. Overheight Adapter Attachment Unit.

Crane Original Equipment Manufacturer Design Engineer/Manager (Paceco)

  • Perform detail structural design of container handling gantry cranes and lifting equipment.
  • Provide professional direction of design teams, interface with clients, and ensure design performed in accordance with contact specifications for structural, mechanical, and electrical design.
  • Provide field engineering oversight for assembly, inspection, & commissioning during new equipment construction and existing equipment modification and refurbishment.

Work History

Boos Navarre, LLC

Principal / Managing Partner

Representative Projects
Procurement of two (2) 24w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of four (4) 22w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of three (3) 13w STS cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of twenty-four (24) E-RTG cranes – Asyaport, Turkey

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of six (6) 22w STS cranes – Lome Container Terminal, Togo

  • Partial design review (structural design)
  • Fabrication oversight

Procurement of twelve (12) E-RTG cranes – Lome Container Terminal, Togo

  • Design review

STS Crane Outreach Extension Feasibility Study – Portonave, Brazil

  • Equipment configuration modification

Main Hoist Drum Failure – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Equipment accident & damage assessment, repair design and fabrication inspection

STS Trolley rail system installation re-design – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Equipment refurbishment design

RTG trolley rail system failure and redesign – Global Terminal, New Jersey USA

  • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design

Four (4) RTGs – New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Conditional Assessment

Procurement three (3) RMG cranes – New York Container Terminal, New York USA

  • Bid technical review

Procurement three (3) 22w STS cranes – Global Terminal, New Jersey USA

  • Bid technical review
  • Evaluation of new STS dock loading to optimize existing dock utilization

Procurement one (1) grab bucket ship unloader – Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • Pre-commissioning conditional inspection
January 2013 – Present

Boos Engineering

Professional Engineer

November 2012 – December 2012

Shaw GBB (formerly Gottlieb, Barnett & Bridges, LLC (GBB))

Director (Shaw GBB)

Principal (GBB)

Structural/Project Engineer (GBB)

Representative Projects
Procurement of two (2) 18w STS cranes – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of two (2) 18w STS cranes – Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of two (2) grab bucket barge unloaders – CSA, Brazil

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Procurement of forty-nine (49) RMG cranes – PSA, South Korea

  • Technical specification preparation
  • Design review
  • Project management
  • Fabrication inspection
  • Start-up, testing & commissioning oversight

Numerous other equipment procurement projects with a range of services performed including:

  • Two (2) 19w STS cranes – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA
  • Two (2) 18w STS cranes – New York Container Terminal, New York USA
  • Four (4) 18w STS cranes – Sealand Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
  • Four (4) 18w STS cranes – NCSPA, North Carolina USA
  • Two (2) 18w STS cranes – Port of Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad
  • Two (2) grab bucket unloaders – EECV, Netherlands
  • One (1) grab bucket unloader – OBA, Netherlands
  • One (1) multipurpose (bulk/container) STS crane – Port of Wilmington, Delaware USA
  • Three (3) slab handling cranes – Alabama State Port Authority, Alabama USA

Relocation & refurbishment of two (2) STS cranes from New Orleans, LA to Mobile, AL USA

  • Refurbishment design
  • Technical specification preparation
  • Bid evaluation
  • Submittal review
  • Project management
  • Legal interface
  • Commissioning & testing oversight

Relocation & refurbishment of one (1) STS crane from Kingston, Jamaica to Wilmington, North Carolina USA

  • Refurbishment design
  • Technical specification preparation
  • Bid evaluation
  • Submittal review
  • Project management
  • Commissioning & testing oversight

Boom damage repair of one (1) STS crane – Port of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

  • Equipment accident & damage assessment & repair design

Various design modifications, repairs, refurbishments, upgrades, conditional survey projects for container handling and bulk material handling equipment including:

  • Trolley rail system refurbishments
  • Gantry wheel brake upgrades
  • STS crane structural raises and boom extensions
  • STS crane relocations & refurbishments project oversight
  • Container terminal master plan development
  • Rail mounted container handling equipment refurbishment
  • Telescopic spreader and headblock refurbishment
  • Control system upgrades
  • Telescopic spreader overheight and offset adapter design
  • Yard equipment refurbishment
January 1993 – November 2012

Bromma, Inc.

Technical Director

May 1989 – January 1993

Gulf Coast Engineering Company (CEMCO) formerly Pacific Coast Engineering Company (Paceco)

Senior Project Manager

Senior Design Engineer

Structural Design Engineer

January 1982 – May 1989

Jeffrey J. Boos, PE

Principal

Credentials

Education

Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
1981 Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering

Certifications/Licenses

Jeffrey (Jeff) Boos is an active, registered professional engineer in the USA and holds the following certifications/licenses:

Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE)

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

Mississippi

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

Contact Details

P.O. Box 1018
Daphne, AL 36526

251-767-7320

jboos@boosnavarre.com

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