The workhorse of any small coastal or river terminal is the traditional jib crane, normally diesel powered, tracked or wheel mounted and with a low boom hinge point. These cranes, designed for multipurpose roles for hook and grab handling, are mainly of single rope configuration.
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This complete item is approximately 2000 words in length, and appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Bulk Materials International, on page 13. To access this issue download the PDF here.