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Edition 32

Edition 32 includes articles on THSCAN technology for liquid security inspection; protecting your assets against ALWC corrosion; and bulk handling solutions for environmentally friendly loading/unloading.

Papers in this edition:

Intelligent stacking as way out of congested yards? Part 2

Container terminals are struggling with the everincreasing volumes, and are therefore searching for solutions to increase throughput capacity without expanding their physical footprint. One way is changing the stacking system itself. Another way is to increase yard density, however this typically leads to a productivity decline when exceeding cer tain occupancy rates

Protect your assets against corrosion

The worldwide cost of corrosion on marine infrastructure is enormous. The landmark 2001 study, sponsored by the US FWHA, estimated the annual cost of corrosion on waterways and ports in the US alone to be $0.3 billion.

Port of Vancouver, USA first to step up to biodiesel challenge

The Port of Vancouver, USA is one of the first pots in the United States to replace regular diesel fuel with environmentally-friendly biodiesel for use in almost all of its own vehicles and heavy equipment. Biodiesel is a cleanerburning diesel fuel made from vegetable oil, including recycled cooking oil. While pure biodiesel contains no petroleum, it can be blended with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend.

Achieving maximum productivity with older cranes

As ports face the continued push to reduce port of call moor ing time, an overall productivity improvement may be necessary to remain competitive in the container shipping industry. Improvements in productivity may involve container crane performance upgrades, yard management integration, and many other add-on enhancements that improve crane operator productivity, and flow of product through the terminal.

Advanced technology protects ports from underwater intruders

In response to the heightened concern of terrorism and the need for advanced methods of security for port and harbour infrastructure, there has been an increase in the development of sonar technology to provide early alert of a submerged threat. Nevertheless, the design and manufacture of such sonar systems is fraught with problems posed by the difficult environmental conditions encountered in harbours, ports and shallow coastal waters.

Evolution. Revolution. LRS 645.

2006 has been an exceptionally positive year for Liebherr-Werk Nenzing with regards to the American market as numerous orders have been placed for its comprehensive variety of port equipment products.

Bulk carriers: Effectiveness and reliability

The port which can offer the best circumstances of discharge for bulk carriers will attract the most business, which means the port can grow, produce jobs and bring money into the hinterland.

First Voith Water Jet: Jet propulsion system

Voith Turbo Marine, renowned for the Voith Schneider Propeller, the Voith Cycloidal Rudder and a number of ships’ concepts, presented the concept of the first Voith Water Jet propulsion system at the SMM in Hamburg in September.

The advantage of pneumatic oil barriers

Due to constantly growing environmental awareness and the resulting obligation to protect the world around us (in this case the water) against pollution, a countless variety of barriers have been developed.

Oval towing for assistance at higher speeds

The Dutch have always been on the forefront of innovation when it comes to towage. This is once again underscored by Mampaey Offshore Industries with a new towage system called ‘dynamic oval towing’ (DOT®).

Security from the outside in

PowerFence™ Trophy FT integrates the unique advantages of advanced PowerFence™ perimeter security with the sophisticated security integration platform provided by Cardax FT.

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