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Term of the Road Dictionary

spreader [cargo handling]

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Multimodal Transport
  • Definition : 1. Device used for lifting containers and unitized cargo. 2. Beam of frame that spreads the slings during cargo operations. 3. Mechanism connecting the lifting cables on a crane or gantry to a container. Note: a spreader has four adjustable fixing points designed to connect with the upper twistlock corners on 20' or 40' containers [EN 14943].

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