CONVENTIONAL AND MIXED HANDLING--WHICH CRANES ARE BEST? THE CASE FOR RAIL-MOUNTED QUAYSIDE CRANES

The author lists the operational advantages of rail mounted quayside cranes over mobile cranes and the advantages of quayside cranes over ships' decks cranes. He examines quay cranes and cargo trends and considers conventional handling output rates. Classification systems for crane design are discussed with a table defining the states of loading and another showing the group classification of appliances, broken down into state of loading and class of utilisation and conventional number of hoisting cycles. The author divides modern level luffing quay crane designs into four broad categories according to their jib system and evaluates their features. The use of quay cranes for container handling is discussed, and there are comments on the handling of steel. The closing sections relate to the use of mobile cranes in ports and the author's conclusions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Cargo Systems Terminal Operations Conference, Amsterdam, June 21-23 1978, 8 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Torrance, TER
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 2
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM