Considering that the development of specialised mobile cranes for port use has taken place only in the past few years, major advances have been made which have lifted the reputation of rubber tyred cranes considerably. While mobiles are no strangers in port applications-some 3000 to 4000 are at work in river and sea ports and terminals-they have mostly been derived from construction cranes and do not have the special features which distinguish them in their working environment. In the past few years, however, several new types of big mobile crane have made their appearance on the market, specifically designed to cater for container and multipurpose handling on the quayside, with high cycle times, relatively low point loadings on the quay, and reasonably quiet and pollution-free operation. Doubts have been raised about the safety of mobile cranes working in ports, but the latest generation, big specialised port mobiles seem to provide most of the answers to silence the sceptics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00190434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM