Spreader Heights

On 27 May 2012 Nikos Katsafados, Operations Manager, PCT, (Piraeus Container Terminal), Greece, asked the following question:

“Do you believe that 46m height above rail is enough for STS cranes to operate new 18.000 teus Maersk vsls?

A précis summary of action points suggested by contributors to the Linkedin “Port and Terminal Operators’” blog in response to the above question is shown in link below with some additional points added in red.
27 May 2012 Nikos Katsafados Spreader Heights