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Edition 34

In edition 34 of Port Technology International, we look at how fast-scan technology increases security and decreases bottlenecks; how WiFi technology is powering real-time intermodal operations at Deurganck terminal; and focus on the growth of the Baltic States, and development strategies for Lithuanian  ports.

Papers in this edition:

Access control at the gate

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers defines a system as “a collection of components organised to accomplish a specific function or set of functions” [IEEE STD 610.12].

Awards boost international reputation

Prestigious awards confirming Great Yarmouth’s environmental and quality management credentials are set to boost the port’s international reputation.

The benefits of straddle carriers

CVS Ferrari is one of the youngest companies to enter into the straddle carrier market and it is strongly convinced about the benefit that straddle carriers can have over others.

A quiet revolution in ferry mooring – Easymoor®

With over 30 years in designing and manufacturing mooring equipment, Trelleborg Harbour Marine has released the new Easymoor® Quick Release Hook range of mooring systems specifically designed for high through put ferry and container terminals.

Prevent premature brake pad and disc wear

Modern caliper disc brakes are designed to provide both static and dynamic brake torque for stopping and holding of the main hoist, trolley, boom hoist and gantry drives on container handling cranes.

ALWC, a false problem

ALWC should not exist, it is the result of neglecting structurally sound measures. One should not go to a doctor and take medicines for skin disease if he never takes a bath. ALWC is very simple to prevent for a quasi unlimited time.

Achieving ISO 28000 one port at a time

Last year, DP World became the world’s first global terminal operator to gain ISO/PAS 28000 certification the highest level of security standards in our industry.

Using solar power to improve port security

A confluence of developments in technology has created a perfect opportunity for solar-powered security systems to address both green initiatives and important ISPS Code-driven requirements for enhanced security at modern ports.

An overview of marine vapour control system safety requirements

The generation of flammable vapours during cargo transfer into marine vessels presents numerous hazards even without the implementation of vapour control systems. Some of these hazards are: cargo tank overfill, cargo spillage, and fire and/or detonation of the cargo or its vapours.

World’s first LNG onboard regasification port

February 20th 2007 saw the first ever flows of natural gas from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship directly into the onshore natural gas grid – the culmination of a remarkable 12 month project to create the fastest and lowest cost LNG importation facility in the world.

Reproducible high stacking in spite of unstable ground conditions?

Container ports are typically located in areas where land is expensive – since air is free stacking higher is an interesting alternative. In countries with medium/high labour costs the combination of high stacking and automation is very competitive and provides a short pay-back for the necessary investment.

Dual-hoist, tandem 40 crane considerations

Increasingly, terminals are considering tandem 40 cranes. This article provides owners with information on the status of dual hoist, tandem 40 (DHT40) cranes and how they operate.

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