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1[mass noun] The use of a crane or cranes:[as modifier] ‘excellent cranage facilities’
- ‘The company has quit the warehousing, cranage and stevedoring industry and there are now seven crane firms operating at the port.’
- ‘Expensive new cranage would be required, since the existing cranes were incapable of reaching the unloading rates acceptable for larger ships.’
- ‘The crane crew did an evaluation of the powerlines and resolved that they could carry out the cranage without difficulty.’
- ‘Although the weather conditions were unpleasant, the berth was well sheltered and there was excellent access for all cranage and lorries.’
- ‘Mr Jefferies said people could be involved in a range of activities including engineering works, cranage, and waste removal.’
- 1.1 Fees paid for using a crane or cranes.
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