Sideshifter, sideloader

Cargo handling equipment used on reefer ships and paper carriers. A sideshifter consists of an elevator tower with a top-hinged door and two elevator units located one at forward and one at aft end of the door aperture. Each elevator comprises a vertical column in which a wheeled carriage with attached working platform runs. See also Side-loading system of CALA PIANO and Side-loading systems.

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