Different names are used at ports and terminals to characterize cargo handling equipment. Information on this page provides naming standardization for the purpose of this database.
Flexible front or side loader. Can reach up to multiple stacks of containers.
Also known as : Empty stacker, Reach Stacker, Side loader, Side Handler, Side Pick, Stacker
Rail-mounted Gantry Crane
Fixed to track rails, usually powered by electricity from the grid
Also known as : RMG, RMG Crane, Rail Mounted Stacking Crane, Rail Stacking Crane
Rubber-tired Gantry Crane
Also known as : RTG
Also known as : Container Crane, Portainer, Quay Crane, STS, Wharf crane
A semi-tractor intended to move semi trailers within a cargo yard, warehouse facility or intermodal facility. Sometimes referenced by make and model (e.g. Ottawa, MAFI..)
Also known as : Dog, Goat, Hustler/Hostler, Horse, Mule, Shunt Truck, Utility Tractor, Rig (UTR), Yard Truck
Also known as: Front Handler, Laden Handler, Loaded container handler, Top Loader, Top Pick