Strainstall | Container Weight Systems for Ports and Terminals

Strainstall

Strainstall recognise that the safety and efficiency of operations is critical to our customers, which is why we provide services and solutions that are tailored to meet their specific needs. Our quick release mooring hooks and DockAlertTM system ensure safe and reliable operations, as well as providing asset protection in the event of any possible incidents.

The container weight system (CWS)TM by Strainstall is available in numerous configurations. Integrating our proven load monitoring technology onto container handling equipment, CWSTM provides a fast and easy retrofit solution that delivers accurate weight verification.

Developed in response to the changes in the International Marine Organisations (IMO) SOLAS regulations, CWSTM has achieved EU-type approval, providing a fully compliant system and a workable solution for ports and terminals across the world.

Using our extensive knowledge and expertise in load measurement and data integration, Strainstall has developed a highly accurate solution that can be easily retrofitted into the existing port equipment for weighing the loaded containers as part of the regular lifting cycle at the terminals.


Container Weight System (CWS)™

The EU-type approved Container Weighing System (CWS)™ provides a fully SOLAS compliant verified gross mass (VGM) for container weights, as well as identifying eccentric loading conditions to support terminal operators with IMO SOLAS compliance....

DockAlert system™

Strainstall's docking system, DockAlert™, protects vessel and jetty infrastructure by measuring distance and calculating vessel approach speed to ensure it remains within allowable limits for safe operations. DockAlert™ allows...

Quick Release Mooring Hooks

Strainstall's quick release mooring hooks provide safe mooring line release offering reliable operat on within the harshest of marine  environments....

BerthManager™ System

Strainstall’s full jetty management system, BerthManager™, provides complete oversight of mooring operations, enhancing safety and operational efficiency and delivering commercial benefits to asset owners. BerthManager™ stems...

MoorAlert™ System

Strainstall's mooring load monitoring system, MoorAlert™, enables safe and efficient mooring of a vessel to its berth and ensures continued security. The mooring monitoring system provides an accurate indication of loads in multi-line...

Winch Tension Monitoring

Strainstall's winch tension monitoring systems allow operators full oversight and control during challenging activities in demanding offshore environments. All systems are designed, engineered and manufactured for continuous operation, providing...

Loading Arm Position Monitoring

Strainstall's loading arm position monitoring system safeguards cargo handling operations. Using sensors incorporated into the loading arms to monitor position, Strainstall's system ensures operational thresholds are observed. The monitoring...

Quick Release Towing Hooks

Strainstall's quick release towing hooks significantly increase safety and reduce the risk of any incidents during towing operations. The quick release towing hooks enable vessels to be towed safely under severe working conditions and allow...

Towing Load Monitoring System

Strainstall's towing load monitoring systems are designed to give vessel masters a direct reading of tension in a towing hawser. The quick release mechanism incorporated into Strainstall’s towing load monitoring systems allows the towing...

Strainstall: Container Weighing Explained Part 1

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall explains why and how the need for container weighing arose as well as the ramifications of the international container weighing rule that will come into effect in July, 2016.


Strainstall: Container Weighing Explained Part 2

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall interviews with PTI to discuss the type of port equipment that the new container weighing verification technology will be implemented on.


Strainstall: Container Weighing Development After SOLAS VGM

Strainstall’s Managing Director, Simon Everett discusses container handling equipment, weighing solutions and how their company has worked with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to develop and incorporate solutions for container weighing in the port and terminal industry.


Strainstall: Market Trends After SOLAS VGM

Simon Everett, Strainstall’s Managing Director, explains the market trends that have been developing as more solutions provide compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules.


Strainstall: World-First for Container Weighing System Type Approval

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, explains how the leading provider of container weighing systems successfully achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurements and Regulatory Office (NMRO) for its innovative load pin based technology.


Strainstall: Terminal Operating System VGM Evolution and Opportunities

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall explains what ports and terminals should do if they are uncertain on the future of container weighing regulations and the factors that ports must consider when choosing a TOS solution, compliant with SOLAS and VGM rules.


Strainstall: How Terminals Become Smarter with Container Weighing Systems

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, explains how the company's retrofitted container weighing systems (CWS) works with port technology such as straddle carriers, reachstackers and RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes.


Strainstall: SOLAS VGM Rule Issues You Should Know

In this PTI interview Strainstall’s Managing Director, Simon Everett discusses both the SOLAS and VGM rules and the most difficult issued faced by the industry as a result of their implementation.


Strainstall Finds Lack of Compliance with SOLAS VGM Ruling

Strainstall’s Managing Director, Simon Everett assesses how the industry has adopted to the new and enforced SOLAR VGM rules, established on July 1, 2016. SOLAS VGM protects the safety of ships and workers both on board and ashore involved in the handling of cargoes and overall safety at sea.


Container Weight Verification

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PSC Regimes Mull Sharing Ship Data

  08 Nov 2017

A meeting of Port State Control (PSC) secretaries and database managers at IMO headquarters in London has mooted doing away with a grading system for ship flag states and making more use of ship data

TT Club: Automation Insurance and SOLAS VGM Doubts

  14 Sep 2017

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s Risk Management Director, has explained port and terminal insurance and also shared doubts about SOLAS VGM compliance in a new Port Technology interview

DP World London Gateway Trials Fast Charging Technology

  07 Sep 2017

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is jointly piloting the first fast charging shuttle carrier solution at DP World London Gateway in the UK

Pioneering Deal Sets SOLAS VGM Compliance Example

  04 Sep 2017

Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has secured a contract for its Container Weight System (CWS) with Kalmar – part of Cargotec, after recently gaining EU approval of the system

Market Trends After SOLAS VGM

  24 Aug 2017

Simon Everett, Strainstall’s Managing Director, has explained the market trends that have been developing as more solutions provide compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules

SOLAS Information Every Shipper Should Know

  15 Aug 2017

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, has discussed the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules with Port Technology in further detail

Why Smart Terminals Use Container Weighing Systems

  24 Jul 2017

Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, has explained how the company's retrofitted container weighing systems (CWS) works with port technology such as straddle carriers, reachstackers and RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes

Friday Focus: Compliance Doubts Around SOLAS VGM

  21 Jul 2017

A year after the new SOLAS VGM rules were established on July 1, 2016, Strainstall has found that many countries are still not implementing the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation properly

British Antarctic Survey Uses Strainstall for Halley VI Move

  07 Jul 2017

Strainstall has supplied specialist load monitoring equipment to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to ensure safe operations for the Halley VI research station relocation project

Strainstall Container Weight System Achieves SOLAS

  25 Apr 2017

Strainstall, a provider of container weighing systems and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurements and Regulatory Office (NMRO) for its innovative Container Weight System (CWS)

Whitepaper: Container Weighing Explained

Load measurement specialist Strainstall articulate in detail all the major issues ports and terminals have to be aware of with the impending container weighing regulations in 2016

Update: Container Weight Verification

There are now less than six months remaining before the implementation of the amended Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules requiring that any container to be loaded onto a vessel to which these regulations apply, must have its gross mass determined in advance through weighing – there are no exceptions. While the onus is upon the shipper to fulfil this obligation, the most practical...

The Options for Ports Offering VGM Compliance

There are numerous candidate systems and technologies that are capable of delivering the required accuracy of measurement required under the new SOLAS regulations. Not all, however, are particularly practical in terms of their ability to operate as a part of the existing flow of cargo between consignor and recipient. This paper reviews the options available to ports with some of the considerations that port operators...

Container Weighing eBook

PTI has released a new eBook with four exclusive papers that explore the container weighing issue from an operational, logistical, practical and legal perspective

Options and opportunities of container weight verification

There can be little argument that the international cargo handling industry stands on the verge of one of the most significant changes since the advent of containerisation. Until now, cargoes have been shipped based on the container weights declared on the advance booking information provided by shippers. Vessel stowage plans and port operations are typically based on these pre-declared weights which can vary significantly from...

An integrated approach to vessel berthing

From the 1960’s onwards, there have been continually evolving developments in the size and complexity of oil and gas carrying vessels. This has resulted in the need for terminal owners to pay far more attention to potential risk factors when planning to handle these larger ships.

Safe mooring and jetty management at oil/gas marine terminals

In oil and gas terminals the use of quick release hooks to moor vessels during cargo handling is recommended by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), as they form the basis of a safe mooring system. In addition to the hooks, the instrumentation to monitor and control the speed of approach of a vessel during berthing (especially during contact with the jetty), the drift-off...

Factors affecting the long-term operation of quick release mooring hooks

In oil and gas terminals the use of quick release hooks is recommended by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), as they form the basis of a safe mooring system.

Complete Berth Management System for new Teesport LNG Terminal

In February 2007 the first LNG shipment arr ived at the newly constructed Teeside receiving terminal in Teesport, UK. Originally an unused jetty that had been built to accommodate crude carriers making deliveries to a nearby refinery, the complete upgrading of the facility means that the terminal can now accommodate LNG carriers that have regasified facilities onboard. This is a milestone in the LNG industry...

Strainstall Rugged Footswitch

Strainstall UK Limited has extensive experience in the design, manufacture and installation of sensors and instrumentation systems for oil, gas and ore terminals, both on and offshore, for over 40 years. The founding of the company in the 1960s coincided with the development of both instrumentation for onshore oil terminals, and the offshore industry in the North Sea. Since then, they have strived to meet...

Transferring LNG from ship-to-ship safely and efficiently

Strainstall have been awarded the contract to supply their Quick Release Hooks and Integrated BerthManager System for new Floating Natural Gas Liquefaction Units (LNG Producers), being constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for FLEX LNG. These LNGP’s will be the first dedicated offshore liquefaction units used to develop stranded gas fields offshore.

Strainstall UK Ltd
9-10 Mariners Way,
Cowes,
Isle of Wight,
PO31 8PD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1983 203600
Fax: +44 (0)1983 203645

Email: info@strainstall.com
Website: www.strainstall.com

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Delivering products and services for Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling, Mooring & Berthing, Terminal Logistics, SOLAS / VGM, Container Weighing, Container Handling, Automation, Retrofitting & Upgrading, RMGs, RTGs, Spreader Systems, Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling, Terminal Automation, Mooring & Berthing, Berthing and Mooring Monitoring Systems, Docking Systems, Mooring, Traditional Mooring Hooks, Steel Sheet Piling, Installation, Maintenance, Towing Systems, Terminal Logistics, Marine Operations Software, Other Loading Equipment , Reach Stackers, Software, Straddle Carriers, System Integration, Terminal Operating Systems.


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