What Type of Yard Crane Should We Use?

27 03 2013


Different capacity of the yard/stacking area has different optimal equipment. Based on the paper from Gunther and Hwan Kim about Container Terminals and Terminal Operations, the most common types of yard cranes are rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes, straddle carriers, reach stackers, and chassis based transporters. The figure below exhibits the working principle of the different types of handling equipment and their comparative performance figures with respect to the number of TEUs, which can be stored per hectare.





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