Container Gantry Crane

Container gantry crane, also known as container handling gantry crane, is a typical heavy duty gantry crane widely used to load and unload, lift and transport containers from ships in port and dock. Compared with some small and light gantry cranes, the container gantry cranes are usually large and powerful to load or unload containers from ships or move the containers around yards or ports. This gantry container crane usually has high running speed and working level, and it is highly dependent upon the vessels and environmental conditions. There are several different types of container cranes including rail-mounted gantry crane, or RMG cranes, rubber-tired gantry crane, or RTG crane for short. It mainly concludes trolley traveling mechanism, electric device,container lifting tool, toll anti-swing device, crane girder frame, crane traveling mechanism, and so on.

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Rubber tyred container gantry crane

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Different types of container gantry crane for sale

When choosing a gantry crane for use, you’d better have some basic understanding of gantry cranes first, then take several things into consideration so as to select proper container gantry cranes for your application. Before choosing a container gantry crane for your application, you should make clear of these types of gantry cranes and their differences in order to make the best option. For example, lifting capacity, lifting span, lifting height, lifting speed, lifting frequency, hook coverage area, working conditions, and some other safety concerns.
We mainly produce three types of container gantry cranes to suit different container handling needs. Rail mounted container gantry crane, rubber-tyred container gantry crane, and ship to shore container gantry crane.

Rail mounted container gantry crane
Rail mounted container gantry crane


Rail mounted container gantry crane parameters:
  • Lifting Capacity: 30.5t~100t
  • Lifting Height: 15.4~18.2m
  • Lifting Speed: 12~40m/min
  • Work Duty: A6
  • Power Supply Mode: cable reels or slip line

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Rail mounted gantry cranes, often named as RMGs for short, are manufactured to individual customer needs in a variety of different stacking heights and spans. Rail mounted gantry crane is one of the most common lifting equipment gantry crane types used in outdoor workplaces. The rail mounted gantry crane can also be used for loading and unloading containers in port and dock with high operating speed and working level.
The RMG container cranes are widely used in rail transfer yards and large storage yards to load, unload, transfer and stack a large number of containers. This type of gantry crane usually including main beam, rigid and flexible legs, running trolleys, lifting mechanism, crane running mechanism, electric system, and cab.
The use of cantilever structure is determined by the working site, the container lifting and transferring requirements. For example, if you want to move containers through two legs, the rail mounted container crane with double cantilevers is the best option because it expands lifting space and has greater headroom. The RMG container crane without cantilever has a relatively simple structure as it does not require containers to pass through space between two legs.
Rubber-tyred container gantry crane
Rubber-tyred container gantry crane


Rubber tyred container gantry crane parameters:
  • Lifting Capacity: 20t~65t
  • Span Length: 22~28m
  • Lifting Speed: 20~30m/min
  • Operating Temperature: -20℃~40℃
  • Power Supply Mode: cable reels, sliding wire, diesel powered

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Rubber tyred gantry crane, also known as rubber tired gantry crane or RTG crane for short, is a kind of convenient and efficient material handling solution, which is usually applied to moving and stacking storage containers. Its main components include crane frame, lifting mechanism, trolley traveling mechanism etc. The trolley of our rubber tyred gantry crane with lifting tool travels along the track set on the main girders to load, unload and stack containers. The crane with tires travels around the stockyards or other workplaces, and it can move flexibly from one workplace to another. It is an ideal solution for outdoor workplaces such as port, quay, freight yard, shipyard, rail terminals to suit a wide range of applications.
This container handling gantry crane can move loads from one freight yard to another easily and reach every corner of working areas. Due to the mobility, this mobile container gantry crane is powered by diesel generator sets. It is also equipped with an anti-swing device to prevent the spreader swing during operation. This equipment is also equipped with a right-angle steering mechanism for transporting to other work sites. According to your specific needs, the crane running mechanism is driven by two or four wheels according to your specific needs. What’s more, the anti-collision devices are set for preventing collision between RTG container gantry crane. This type of container gantry crane is typically operated in the cab.

Advantages and benefits of container gantry cranes

As a highly efficient container handling equipment, this gantry crane has significantly improved productivity, and it can also achieve quick and accurate positioning. It is suitable for different workplaces, including port, dockside, quay and rail terminals. The container crane can make a highly safe operation and precise container handling.  In addition, the container gantry crane requires minimal maintenance and low energy consumption.

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Container gantry crane design

Container gantry crane is customized for each individual use for our customers. There are different options for container gantry crane design. All of our components are purchased from reputable suppliers all over the world so that we can ensure the crane quality and longer using time. We also adopt a modular design to maximize the adaptability of the double beam lifting system. We offer container gantry crane types including anti-swaying system, remote operation system, emergency brake system, positioning system etc. Based on the information you know about container gantry crane, you can find out the specific gantry crane design that can fit for your needs. We are glad to have the chance to help our customers to choose the right container gantry crane through the process.

Reputable manufacturer and supplier of a container gantry crane

As a reputable gantry crane manufacturer and supplier in China, our company always insist on providing good service and satisfactory products for our customers. We adhere to the principles of customers first all the time and promise to supply quality crane solutions for our customers.
We strictly inspect and control every aspect of our production so as to ensure the quality of our products. We also set up a scientific service system including pre-sale, sales, and after-sale services. In addition, we have an experienced technical team to do the design, research, and development of gantry cranes, and also provide technical support to our customers. We constantly improve ourselves in quality and service, and try our best to create high value and maximize profits for our clients. We have confidence in our products as always.
Please just choose our company as your manufacturer and supplier, and you will be satisfied with our container gantry crane products. To know more about different types of the container gantry crane, and you will be welcomed to contact us online. We are extremely looking forward to working with you sincerely!