Reach stackers are able to transport a container in short distances very quickly and pile them in various rows depending on its access.
Reach stackers have gained ground in container handling in most markets because of their flexibility and higher stacking and storage capacity when compared to lift trucks. Using reach stackers, container blocks can be kept 4-deep due to the second row access.
Fork Lift Truck A forklift (also called a lift truck, a high/low, a stacker-truck, trailer loader, sideloader, fork truck, tow-motor or a fork hoist) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials
A container crane (also container handling gantry crane , ship-to-shore crane ) is a design of large dockside gantry cranes found at container terminals for loading and unloading intermodal containers from container ships.
Container Cranes are generally classified by their lifting capacity, and the size of the container ships they can load and unload containers.
Panamax: A "Panamax" crane can fully load and unload containers from a container ship capable of passing through the Panama Canal (ships of 12–13 container rows wide).
Post Panamax: A "Post-Panamax" crane can fully load and unload containers from a container ship too large (too wide) to pass through the Panama Canal ( normally about 18 container rows wide).
Super-Post Panamax : The largest modern container cranes are classified as "Super-Post Panamax" (for vessels of about 22 container rows wide and/or more). A modern container crane capable of lifting two 20 ft (two 6 m) containers at once will generally have a rated lifting capacity of 65 tonnes from under the spreader. Cranes capable of lifting six twenty foot containers have also been designed.