When efficiency is a priority, ports need material handling equipment that fits their space and time restrictions. Rubber tire gantry (RTG) and harbor cranes can provide the necessary power and flexibility to keep cargo moving. Ports use the RTG to ground or stack containers. The rubber tire gantry overhead crane straddles the workspace and is available with spans of 5 to 9 containers wide, as well as hoisting heights from 1 over 3 containers high to 1 over 6. With lifting capacities from 20 to 65 tons, these powerful machines are made mobile with rubber tires, making operations more efficient as cranes move around the terminal.
Harbor cranes are large dockside vehicles used for loading and unloading container ships. These mobile harbor cranes are ideal for smaller terminals in maritime and river ports because they provide excellent maneuverability and on-the-spot turning. Plus, these machines offer drive-under capacity so other quay vehicles can keep moving unhindered.