Those who follow me on twitter will know that I’m a big fan of specialist equipment such the tugs and bagage handling mobile conveyors that you find at the airport. I’m also a big fan of cranes and when I was younger I was lucky enough to have been given a Meccano Crane set.
The old port in Marseille has been converted to marina and hence for me is an ideal location as it has the best of both these aspects in the form of specialist cranes.
Here’s a few of different types I spotted whilst wandering around, several of them are actually floating cranes mounted on barges.
I’ve not researched the cranes in any detail but I did google “SCM” so this little hydraulic crane is from South China Marine.