Enormous gantry cranes dominated port skylines from the 1970s. In 1975 Wellington’s second crane, a Vickers Hoskings/Paceco single lift telescopic spreader crane, was being completed. Towering almost 75 metres above the wharf, it could lift 46 tonnes, better than the three and five tonnes of most conventional wharf cranes.
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