Port Gantry Crane

Gantry cranes are very important mechanized tools in today’s times. And when it comes to transportation of goods and items in ports, no other equipment is as beneficial as gantry cranes are. Port gantry crane is a very important one of all these gantry cranes. As very important pieces of contemporary engineering science, such cranes feature as the primary tool when it comes to movement of goods and items from one place to another, thus making them a very valuable and worthy supportive appliance. We provide various kinds of port gantry crane to suit our customers’ needs. As a special lifting equipment, the port crane usually has great lifting speed and high working level, and it can greatly improve productivity. Port gantry crane is widely used in harbor, shipyard and port due to the huge lifting capacity and high working level. According to different ways it moves, the port gantry cranes can be divided into various types, such as rail mounted and rubber tyred type.

container gantry crane use in the port
container gantry crane use in the port

Rail Mounted Gantry Crane Specification:

  • Lifting capacity: 0.5~200 ton
  • Span length: 18~35 m
  • Lifting height: 6~12 m
  • Lifting speed: 3~14 m/min
  • Working duty: A 6
  • Note: support customized service

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Port gantry cranes are equipment that are used to maneuver heavy goods from one place to another at port, such as lifting and transporting containers, loading and unloading goods, moving ships and lifting or transporting different types of materials. Gantry cranes are commonly seen at busy ports for loading and unloading cargo. Since gantry cranes specialize in assembling the goods required to be put together, they are a very great help in ports. Port gantry cranes are a necessity when it comes to lifting such cargo from one place to another and with respect to heavy cranes required for this purpose.

Different types of port gantry crane

Our port gantry cranes are qualified to handling the lifting of containers from medium to largest size. This container port gantry crane can be divided into different types and sizes for various lifting purposes. We offer two main port gantry cranes to serve our customers’ applications.

Rail mounted container gantry crane
Rail mounted container gantry crane


Rail mounted 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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The rail mounted crane is the most commonly used type at dockside to lift and move heavy goods, which is also called RMG crane. It can also serve as a ship to shore gantry crane to load and unload intermodal containers from vessels. Some advanced port cranes are able to handle two or more containers at once. Unlike typical gantry crane, the rail mounted container gantry crane is equipped with a specialized spreader which utilizes a locking mechanism to lock onto four corners of the containers to realize a safe and stable operation.
The rail mounted type gantry crane has significantly accelerated the operations at ports with plenty of benefits such as little maintenance of electric spreaders, high durability, less positioning time and excellent performance.
Rubber tyred gantry crane
Rubber tryed gantry crane


Rubber tyred 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 tired gantry crane, also named as RTG crane, is employed to lift and move heavy cargoes such as containers and stack them in the storage yards. The portable gantry lifting system provides a much more convenient movement in contrast to rail mounted type, making it more and more popular at ports and container terminals.
At present, most of container port rubber tyred gantry crane is powered by diesel engines, which requires large energy and maintenance costs, so the electric portable gantry crane is getting more popular among users. The RTG container crane is usually equipped with many protection devices to ensure a secure operation such as anti-swaying system, overload limiter and anti-collision system.

Notes on operating port gantry crane

If you are not familiar with the material the gantry crane will carry on, the port gantry crane should not be operated to move it to avoid any risk because the material weight may be heavier than the lifting capacity of the crane. If there are dangerous materials (such as flammable and explosive goods) on the site, the ordinary crane should not be used to lift or transport them without any protections, otherwise, some accidents may happen. If some parts or accessories of the crane are damaged or cannot function well, the crane should not be operated without solving the problems first. Inspection on the crane before use is very important because people can notice the problems with the inspection and then solve it in time.
It is not a small investment in gantry crane especially in heavy duty double girder gantry crane, therefore it is necessary to make the choice very carefully. Ellsen is very experienced in supplying quality and suitable gantry cranes for our clients. If you would like to know better on the crane and want to get a perfect one, please just tell us and contact us by sending your emails. The more requirements you provide, the more detailed information and recommendation you will get.

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Benefits of port gantry crane  

Every time when there is a lot of cargoes needed to assembled, hauled, lifted and removed from one container to another, The role of cranes, especially heavy cranes like gantry crane is very valuable in the ports. Therefore, the operations of port gantry cranes are extremely useful to lifting heavy cargoes.
Another important benefit to be noted about port gantry cranes is that there is a certain weight limit. Weight limit is essential because if there is none set on the number of goods that can be carried, it is quite possible that due to the excessive weight load, the entire crane might break down. If meet this urgent situation, it could prove to be a very heavy loss not just the expensive cost of repairing but because it would mean some other gantry crane will have to be deployed to take care of the moving of goods.

Port gantry crane manufacturers and suppliers

It is important and necessary to choose and cooperate with professional and leading gantry crane manufacturer to get high quality port gantry crane to ensure your safe and reliable material lifting and transporting work. Our company has been in this business for decades and is very experienced in designing, producing and customizing different types of gantry cranes to meet our customers’ needs.
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