Unloading dusty bulk cargoes in environmentally sensitive areas using dockside mobile loaders (DMLs)

Ports are increasingly concerned about environmental issues and the running costs associated with dust emissions for handling loose bulk solids, at ever-greater throughputs. EPA legislation is playing an ever-increasing part in the design process for handling systems in North American and European ports. Apart from polluting the environment and contravening legislation, dust problems have adverse […]

Bringing Land and Sea Together: 3D model of port will aid navigation and safety

A transnational cooperation involving six countries in the North Sea region is conducting an evaluation of the use of 3D visualisation in navigational displays. The Bringing Land and Sea Together (BLAST) project seeks to provide new and innovative solutions for the harmonisation and integration of land and sea data. It is divided into four different […]

Assessing U.S. practices for waterfront steel sheet pile walls

Introduction Hot-rolled steel sheet piling (or steel sheet piling) has a long history of successful use in a wide variety of both permanent and temporary structures, including coastal and inland port facilities. In the United States, unlike structural steel and reinforced concrete, no national design codes cover steel sheet piling design. The U.S. Army Corps […]

GPS Jamming and its impact on maritime safety

The number of people using satellite navigation has grown dramatically over the past decade through the use of the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and will continue to grow with the repopulation of the Russian GLONASS system and the development of Galileo and COMPASS, the new European and Chinese systems. Growth in the use of […]

Optimising container terminals using simulation and emulation methodology: Part 2

Part 1 of this article was originally published in edition 41 of Port Technology International. Determination of a container terminal capacity A system working on the lowest level of detail does not consider the operation system the terminal uses. The capacity of a container terminal is limited by the capacity of the container stacking area […]