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    AEO, ISPS or TEU – the technical jargon used by port logistics experts is often totally incomprehensible to laymen. What is a spreader? What is a straddle carrier? On this page you will find definitions that are helpful for a better understanding and communication.

    • Gantry crane Gantry cranes are normally used for road/rail interchange. EUROGATE operates gantry cranes at its combined transport facilities. Gantry cranes straddle the load tracks through a horizontal gantry mounted on legs.
    • Intermodaler transport (or traffic) The European Conference of Ministers of Transport defines the term “intermodality” as follows: „In the following the term intermodality describes a system whereby two or more modes of transport are used to transport the same loading unit or truck in an integrated manner, without loading and unloading, in a door-to-door transport chain.” (Source: Terminology on Combined Transport, compiled by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport and the European Union, 2001)
    • ISPS code “ISPS” is the abbreviation for “International Ship and Port Facility Security”. The ISPS code is a set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York. While port facilities used to be freely accessible, since 2004 access is subject to strict security regulations. These include video surveillance and ID controls. Every terminal also has its own hazard prevention plan.