Kōrero: Ports and harbours

The Wellington Harbour Board's new container crane (2 o 2)

The Wellington Harbour Board's new container crane

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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/4141/11

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - The modern era, 1960 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6056/the-wellington-harbour-boards-new-container-crane (accessed 23 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015