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Horizontal and vertical port handling techniques

Horizontal and vertical handling are activities that can be carried out in ports. These activities are important for the transport of goods and products, as well as for their storage and handling.

  • Horizontal port handling involves moving goods between ships and docks, or between docks and warehouses. This can be done using cranes, forklifts, trailers and other equipment.
  • Vertical port handling involves moving goods between ships and docks using gantry cranes, winches and various equipment. These activities are essential for the proper functioning of ports and for the efficient transport of goods.

ūüďć They require the use of specific techniques and equipment, as well as qualified and competent operators. That is why SMMC offers efficient and cost-effective handling solutions through a highly qualified and experienced team.


La manutention horizontale et verticale sont des activités qui peuvent être réalisées dans les ports. Ces activités sont importantes pour le transport des marchandises et des produits, ainsi que pour leur stockage et leur manutention.

  • La manutention portuaire horizontale consiste √† d√©placer des marchandises entre des navires et des quais, ou entre des quais et des entrep√īts. Elle peut se faire √† l’aide de grues, de chariots √©l√©vateurs, de remorques et d’autres √©quipements.
  • La manutention portuaire verticale consiste √† d√©placer des marchandises entre des navires et des quais √† l’aide de grues √† fl√®che, de treuils et de divers √©quipements. Ces activit√©s sont essentielles pour le bon fonctionnement des ports et pour le transport efficace des marchandises.

ūüďć Elles n√©cessitent l’utilisation de techniques et d’√©quipements sp√©cifiques, ainsi que des op√©rateurs qualifi√©s et comp√©tents. C’est pourquoi la SMMC offre des solutions de manutention efficaces et rentables gr√Ęce √† une √©quipe hautement qualifi√©e et exp√©riment√©e.

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