Definition: Gantry crane

Transport

An overhead crane comprising a horizontal gantry mounted on legs which are either
fixed, run in fixed tracks or on rubber tyres with relatively limited manoeuvre. The load can
be moved horizontally, vertically and sideways.
Such cranes normally straddle a road/rail and/or ship/shore interchange.
Source:
Terminology on combined transport, UNECE/ECMT/EC, UNITED NATIONS, New York and Geneva, 2001
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