Freight container terminals

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15. Freight container terminals1
15.1. Definitions
15.1.1. For the purpose of this code
a "freight container terminal" is the whole area, which may be
separate from or within a dock 1 complex, in which containerised
cargo is handled;
a "stacking area" is an area where freight containers are sys-
tematically stacked, one upon another, as necessary, in rows,
awaiting onward movement either to a ship or to a road vehicle;
a "block" is a sub-area of the stacking area separated by avenues
from other blocks in the same stacking area; the block is divided
into rows by aisles;
an "aisle" is a passage, of sufficient width to enable a lifting
appliance to pass along, between rows of freight containers;
an "avenue" is a thoroughfare between blocks of containers, of
a width amply sufficient to enable lifting appliances to manceuvre
freely and to enter and leave aisles;
a "straddle carrier" is a particular form of mobile lifting
appliance in the form of a bridge having side supports on wheels
of limited width such that the supports can move down adjacent
aisles, the bridge straddling a row of stacked containers and
being able to carry containers suspended beneath it;
a "grid" is an area clearly designated and set aside for the loading
and unloading of freight containers on to and from road trans-
port vehicles by lifting appliances, particularly straddle carriers;
(Ii) a "slot" is a clearly marked out sub-area of a grid, just sufficient
in size to accommodate one road vehicle of maximum size; and
(I) the "control centre" is the centre from which all operations in a
terminal are centrally controlled.
1Chapter 2 is applicable to the dock area of a freight container terminal.
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