Marine crane applications

HIAB marine cranes are among one of the most robust, reliable and proven cranes in the marketplace. They are appreciated in the business, as they can be configured to suit the most demanding customer needs and are specialized to work for diverse types of marine and sea applications. 

Service, dock and onboard marine solutions

The cranes are designed, made and certified to resist under typical hard working conditions in the marine environment, like wear and tear, saline fog or for extreme temperatures. Furthermore, they are ideal to be installed onboard ships and vessels to handle loading different materials. The range of marine cranes fulfill the EU standards EN13001 and EN 12999 upon request.

HIAB’s marine crane offer, with up to 50 tm models is key for those customers using few vessel units all the way up to those handling bigger fleets. The possibility to fit several cranes on a single vessel allows to manage flexible operations and increase productivity.

There is always a crane model for the several sea and marine uses and boat applications:

  • Recovery, material loading and unloading and for fishing boat purposes.
  • Coast guard vessels, tugs, supply ships, oil drilling platforms, ice breakers, and dredgers, barges, research boats, cruise ships, navy ships, fishing boats and dockyards.

For further information please get in touch at: marinecranes@hiab.com 

Service cranes

Most of the activities onboard vessels relate to loading and unloading material or gear, while being able to have the flexibility to not rely on local sock supports. 

Fishing cranes

Collecting and raising fish nets is a common operation in open sea waters and requires heavy duty equipment for the heavy loads, the Hiab range of cranes are specifically used worldwide to carry out this daily activity.

Dockyard cranes

Many daily operations take place at the docking stations, where lifting boats of various sizes, or equipment and gear to be loaded are common and the use of a Hiab crane reduces the effort and increases the safety.

Aquaculture and fish farming

HIAB has a long history in serving customers whose fishing and abalone farming businesses require cranes with a long reach and that work every day in a reliable and durable manner. The cranes are designed, made and certified to resist under typical hard working conditions of the marine environment, like wear and tear, saline fog or for extreme temperatures.

Main advantages for the aquaculture activity:

  • Ideal crane sizes for vessels that require up to two to three crane units demand.
  • Long reach and rapid movements of the crane, both during rotation, extension and retraction of the boom.
  • Powerful motor gears and high quality marine proof components.
  • Spare parts easily available in any country thanks to Hiab’s worldwide sales and service network.

You can count on us. An unbeatable global service presence.

Hiab Service

Benefit from the know-how and experience of our service team, and the solutions that protect your investments and maximize your uptime.

Prompt reply

The competence and training of our teams paired to our original spare parts, keeps your business running wherever you need it.

Global reach

Hiab’s direct and dealer’s network covers the globe, with service points to assist you wherever your journey brings you.

Marine certifications

Upon customer request, a wide selection of marine certifications are available. The process is done in close cooperation with the customer’s input and the Hiab salesperson’s guidance.
The range of marine cranes fulfill the EU standards EN13001 and EN 12999 upon request.