A type of gantry crane used in the handling of containers, which is motorized, mounted on rubber tires and can straddle at least four railway tracks, some up to six, with a lifting capacity of 35 tons for loading and unloading containers to and from railway cards.

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PILLAR CRANE

A crane whose mechanism can be rotated about a fixed pillar.

DAVIT

A crane arm for handling lifeboats, stores, etc.

CRANE SHIP

A ship with a crane specialized in lifting heavy loads.

LIFEBOAT DAVIT

A crane on a ship which hold the lifeboat. It is constructed in such a way as to lower and lift the lifeboat the easiest way possible and are also unobstructed in case of an emergency.

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.

CONTAINER TERMINAL

A specialized facility where ocean container vessels dock to discharge and load containers, equipped with cranes with a safe lifting capacity of 35-40 tons, with booms having an outreach of up to 120 feet in order to reach the outside cells of vessels. Most such cranes operate on rail tracks and have articulating rail trucks on each of their four legs, enabling them to traverse along the terminal and work various bays on the vessel and for more than one crane to work a single vessel simultaneously. Most terminals have direct rail access and container storage areas, and are served by highway carriers.

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.

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.

SELF-SUSTAINING SHIP

A containership fitted with her own crane for loading and discharging containers

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