Different types of container lifting equipment you need

2017-01-05

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Container lifting equipment exists in many types including reach stacker, forklift truck, empty container handler, ship-to-shore container crane, rail mounted gantry crane, rubber tyre gantry crane, and portal slewing crane, meeting your unique need in terminal management.

The primary task of a container terminal is to manage vessel berthing, inbound container unloading, outbound container loading and storage yards efficiently and securely. Such a goal can be achieved when you place the right container lifting equipment in the right place.

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Ship-to-shore container crane is a large dockside gantry crane found at container terminals for loading and unloading of intermodal containers from berths to container ships and from berths to ships. The operator runs the trolley along rails from the landside to the waterside, lifting the container with spreader from ship, moving it over the dock and then placing on a trailer to be taken to the storage yard.

Portal slewing crane is a high profile dockside gantry crane that performs functions similar to the STS crane, with the boom hinged at the waterside of the crane structure and lifted in the air to clear the containers and ships for navigation.

Rail mounted gantry crane is specially designed for intensive container lifting and stacking due to its strong lifting capacity, being widely used in container storage yard. RMG cranes lift the massive loads beneath the gantry structure, supported by a complex system of cables and gantry frame.

Rubber tyre gantry crane is mobile gantry crane used for container lifting and stacking in container terminals and container storage yards. Compared to other large port cranes, RTG crane has a wide application thanks to its mobility.

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In addition, forklift trucks, reach stackers and container handlers are also very useful in container terminals for optimizing container storage. Forklift trucks mostly counterbalance forklifts are vehicles fitted with wide mast and forks that can be mounted into the slots of containers in order to lift, move and stack the containers.

Reach stacker consists of a steering mechanism, an arm attached with spreader, and counterweight mounted behind the cab. It is able to lift the empty or loaded container with spreader, transport it quickly from one place to another, and pile them up and in various rows. 

There are empty container handlers and handlers to lift both empty and loaded containers. Maximum lift tower extension and counterweight enable the container handler to stack empty or full containers seven or eight layers high without risk of tipping over. 


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