Laser Tracking: intelligent solutions for simplifying ship speed measurements

The purpose of using lasers in a Berthing Aid System is to measure the speed of approaching ships in order to insure safe berthing. In ports with a large tidal range, problems arise at low tide because the ships are lower than the lasers.  Previous models of lasers would simply ‘shoot’ over the side of […]

Overcome port restrictions – do it offshore

The Indian coast line extends 7,517 km and has 12 major ports and 187 minor ports, at last count. These ports handle about 95 per cent of India’s total trade by volume and 70 per cent by value. The major ports are already saturated and are operating above their capacities. The sea borne trade is […]

Surveillance solutions for large port operations: Eimskip case study

Eimskip, founded in 1914, is an Icelandic supplier of highly valued transportation and logistic services with a focus on the company’s home market in the North Atlantic, and other markets where viable. Eimskip has approximately 8,500 employees, 163 operational bases in 21 countries, and operates over 40 container and break-bulk vessels. Eimskip owns and operates […]

Ship-to-Shore productivity: can it keep up with mega-ship size increases? Part 1

The ocean carriers’ key phrase these days seems to be the cliché ‘Bigger is Better.’ The economics of carrying more containers on fewer ships regardless of the infrastructure consequences has kept ports on a seemingly never-ending path of ‘catch up.’ Port authorities and terminal operators are caught in the middle of a vise whose jaws […]

Planning for green field projects

One of the major considerations while planning for green field projects not only in the power and the steel sector, but any other sector too, is their proximity to ports. This is because the bulk of raw materials arrive by sea, just as major exports take place by sea. Any new mine development for instance […]