The weight handling equipment is of varying types and lifting capacities (bridge cranes, monorails, jib cranes, hoists, wall cranes
, and gantry cranes up to a maximum of 30-ton capacity; up to a maximum single span of 60 feet).
New quay wall cranes
were commissioned, adding another 45 tonnes of total lifting capacity to the yard and bringing the quay wall in line with leading berth infrastructure standards.
The high roofed erecting shops could present a particular hazard in that the wall cranes
were tracked directly beneath the high level gantry cranes where it was not unlikely to expect an odd collision or entanglement with the respective upper and lower suspended loads or with the cantilevered structure of the wall cranes