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Heavy Lift Crane Services

The Alabama State Port Authority and Barnhart Crane & Rigging now provide heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile. The barge mounted heavy lift crane, named BIG AL, will service most vessels and is capable of discharging cargo up to 400 short tons from mid-ship to barge, shore, rail, truck, or specialized carrier. Barnhart Crane & Rigging, one of the largest heavy lift and transport companies in the United States, now provides Port of Mobile customers turnkey services:

  • 400-ton Lift Capacity; Barge-mounted Flexibility
  • Barge and Rail Logistics
  • Specialty Rigging and Heavy Transport
  • Engineering and Planning Services
Combine these assets and services with an uncongested, full service seaport with connections to five Class 1 railroads, two major interstates and 15,000 miles of inland waterways. This range of services truly makes the Port of Mobile a turnkey option for project cargo.

Move mountains.

Big Al Heavy Crane
BIG AL lifts a down coiler machine
from Grieg Star Shipping’s vessel

Big Al Heavy Crane
BIG AL lifts a HRSG module at Pier C North

To learn more, please go to, or contact:
    Bill Inge Manager, General Cargo & Intermodal
    Alabama State Port Authority

Heavy Lift Crane Services
Heavy Lift Crane Services


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