cargo boom

cargo boom

[′kär·gō ‚büm]
(mechanical engineering)
A long spar extending from the mast of a derrick to support or guide objects lifted or suspended.
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The first six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk is set for August 20 andwill see Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko movea cargo boom to a new location, install shields to protect thestation from debris and deploy a small satellite.
And with the cargo boom through the middle 1990s, many shipping lines found it easier to call in Brazil, especially at the port of Santos, before sailing south to Argentina.
HSV Executive Director Rick Tucker said the airport's 2011 cargo boom signals good news for 2012 operations.
Business in Europe and North America was subdued in 2010, while the Asia-Pacific region, as has been frequently reported, experienced an air cargo boom period.