Safety management in Chinese container terminals



Professor Jin Yongxing, Shanghai Maritime University, and Dr Wang Jiantao, Shanghai Maritime University


A common feature of the backyard land area of Chinese container terminals is adequate width, depth and area that the front of terminals need for proper operation. Container docking and terminal operations require roads for a variety of vehicles. All of these are of significance to safe terminal operations.

Container terminal mechinisation

The loading, unloading and handling within modern container terminals has become mechanised in general. Machinery such as shore cranes, rubber-tyred gantry cranes, container trailers and front-handling container mobile cranes have made the terminal operation speedy, efficient and non-stoppable. Furthermore, these machines, as they have advanced, have become equipped with auxiliaries which enable safe and efficient container terminal operations.

Container terminal specialisation

Equipment used in container terminals includes shore cranes, elevated electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes, general rubber-tyred gantry cranes, fronthandling container mobile cranes, trailers and stacking trucks. These high-tech and modern loading and unloading machines require professional management personnel and high quality operators.

Container management

The operation and management…

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