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:
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].
Introduction This article looks at some of the key planning challenges that have been overcome in developing Kingston Container Terminal to where it is today and some of those which remain to be faced in the future.
The bag loader, developed by the Hamburg Company FTH – Fördertechnik Hamburg Harry Lässig, was very commonly usedin the 1970’s.
The previous article “Considerations for electrical system safety for the refurbishment of container ship-to-shore cranes” (see PTI 33) presented a procedure for the risk analysis prior to the refurbishment of an obsolete control system.
Over the last few years, many ports have decided to invest in positioning systems for their RTGs and RMGs.
Prestigious awards confirming Great Yarmouth’s environmental and quality management credentials are set to boost the port’s international reputation.
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.
Overview As the wheels of the global shipping industry spin faster and faster, the needs for high throughput inspection systems are increasing continuously.
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.
When it was decided to build a new dock (the Deurganck dock) in the port of Antwerp, PSA HNN opted for the west side of this dock.
Purchasing a grab can be more important for the calculation of vessels or contracts than it first appears.
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 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.
TranSec World Expo is in its fifth year and is dedicated to all aspects of transport security. Over two days; 27th and 28th June; attendees will see over 100 exhibitors of dedicated security solutions for maritime, rail, aviation, road & the supply chain
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.
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.
On January 30th, 2007 Cooperative Vessel Traffic Service (CVTS) Tampa held its ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a new chapter in an ongoing partnership between the Tampa Port Authority and the Coast Guard.
An ever-increasing share of world trade is carried in containers, an industry that brings with it huge demand for terminal efficiency, low cost and environmental sustainability.
Konecranes’ latest generation of SMV Trucks and Stackers are designed and customised for the most demanding applications.
Control Techniques’ Drive Centre in Holland has recently completed the retrofitting of four floating grab cranes.
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.
It took some time for automated container handling to come to life. ECT, the forerunner in this type of container handling, commissioned its first automated container handling facility in 1992.
Equipment finance, enabling strategic focus Is finance following your growth and change at the same relative cost?
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.
Ports and terminals around the world are realising that protection of their perimeters deserve an increased priority and focus. The cost and consequences of a security breach as a result of theft or terrorist activity looking to inflict maximum harm, can be catastrophic.
In Dubai several large land reclamation projects are going on for the expanding tourism business in this part of the Middle East. The ‘Palm Jumeirah’, ‘The World’, ‘Dubai Maritime City’, ‘Deira Corniche’ and ‘Palm Deira’ are the most striking examples.
The port of Duisburg is the largest European inland port and among the top 100 container ports in the the world.
Philippine-based port operator, Inter national Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), rolled out a new e-commerce service that allows the paperless booking of full export containers at the company’s flagship, Manila International Container Ter minal (MICT).
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.
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.