Unloading of a container.


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HARD BEACH

A portion of a beach especially prepared with a hard surface extending into the water, employed for the purpose of loading or unloading directly into landing ships or landing craft

TRANSSHIPMENT

The unloading of cargo at a port or point where it is then reloaded, sometimes into another mode of transportation, for transfer to a final destination.

LONGSHOREMEN

Dock workers who load and unload ships, or perform administrative tasks associated with the loading or unloading of cargo. They may or may not be members of labor unions. Longshore gangs are hired by stevedoring firms to work the ships. Longshoremen are also called stevedores.

TERMINAL OPERATOR

The company that operates cargo handling activities on a wharf . A terminal operator oversees unloading cargo from ship to dock, checkin

RUBBER-TIRED GANTRY

Traveling crane used for the movement and positioning of containers in a container field. RTG's may also be used for loading and unloading containers from rail cars.

RTG

Traveling crane used for the movement and positioning of containers in a container field. RTG's may also be used for loading and unloading containers from rail cars.

GANTRY CRANE

Track-mounted, shoreside crane utilized in the loading and unloading of breakbulk cargo, containers and heavy lift cargo.

CONTAINER CRANE

Usually, a rail-mounted gantry crane located on a wharf for the purpose of loading and unloading containers on vessels.

CARGO PORT

Opening in a ship's side for loading and unloading cargo.

HATCHWAY

An opening in a deck through which cargo and stores are loaded or unloaded

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