Depending on the operation needs, the Hatch Cover Support can be a platform (5) or a support (6).
The support alternative has the advantage that when the Hach Cover are not deposited on the supports, it is possible to pass a container between both opposite supports, when the containers are transferred from or to the ship.
The support can be installed in different positions, from the front of the crane to its back part. So when the operation is planned, it’s possible to select the position that the Hatch Cover will have in each of the cranes that will participate the operation.
With the “Continuous Support”, it is possible to change the position where the Hatch Cover is put. In this case, the cranes keep the space between their legs, which is necessary to pass containers.