What exactly is a container terminal and what is it used for? Now, you will learn about it in detail.
A container terminal is a place where containers are handled between at least two means of transport. For example between a ship and a truck and/or a ship and a railway wagon.
Apart from the sea ship terminals, there are also inland waterway terminals near channels and rivers. Equally, there are container terminals that handle containers between the road and the rail. Near the Channel Tunnel, for example, there is a large terminal.
Container terminals play an important role in national and international transportation chains. They are nodal points of the transport routes and manage the handling between sea ships and feeder ships or railway and road. There also tasks like combining cargoes inside containers as well as storing and distributing containers are completed.
Now, the stable and robust version of a modern container terminal is available in H0 gauge (item no. 72452). You can move the trolley yourself. The lifting and lowering device for loading containers is great fun. The entire overhead crane runs on wheels – therefore you can move it.
The trolley, sometimes also referred to as crane trolley, is a movable crane component used for changing the position of the hoist rope.