Technical Papers - Health and Safety

Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Seen But Not Heard

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Konecranes has been manufacturing container crane for more than four decades. In the beginning, noise wasn't a bit issue, because the ways it affected humans were less well known and residential areas were separate to ports. However, noise pollution has become a major challenge as urban areas continue to expand across the seafront, ports have become busier, and two areas have crept closer.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Safety Initiatives: A Prime Tool

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

It may seem rare that common ship handling and cargo loading operations result in major incidents. However, when such circumstances do arise, the financial and commercial consequences can be significant

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Challenges in Arctic Port Development

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The absence of adequate onshore infrastructure, primarily ports and terminals, is an obstacle to furthering prospects of the Arctic energy development

  Environment, Health & Safety


The Problem of Emissions In Ports

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The ports industry is one of the most competitive in the world, a crucial part of keeping out economy thriving, it employs thousands of people around the globe. Their will always be a need for ports: every single day they transport cargo, breakbulk, and people around the world.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Q&A: Jeff Main

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

Port Technology does a Q&A with Jeff Main from Bollard Load Testing Ltd (BLT), discussing the importance of bollard load testing. The Bollard Load Testing equipment is the result of over two years research, development and testing by our marine engineering specialists who have designed a fully calibrated, and easily deployable way of testing the strength of marine bollards.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus


Quay Crane Cracks: An Investigation

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

This paper looks into the issue of premature cracks appearing in container crane booms and girder structures in the TIS container terminal, Ukraine. At first sight, a possible reason for the problem might be using a grab for coal unloading, when the crane structural design was not created with this purpose. In order to check this hypothesis, we have measured stress fluctuation in the critical elements of the crane when operating with spreader and grab. After this, a comparison of the obtained results could be completed.

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety



Top eBook: Cutting-Edge Automation

  PTI Edition eBook - Cutting-Edge Automation eBook

New eBook from PTI explores the latest trends and technologies in automation and acts as a precursor to the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Event

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Container Weighing eBook

  PTI Edition eBook - Container Weighing eBook

PTI has released a new eBook with four exclusive papers that explore the container weighing issue from an operational, logistical, practical and legal perspective

  Container Weighing, Global Terminal Operators




Innovative Yard Strategies for Ports and Terminals

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

The Port of Felixstowe – otherwise known as the Port of Britain - is the largest container port in the UK. It handles over 4 million TEU per year; over 40% of all the container traffic that comes into, or out of, the UK

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


A call for innovative, integrated ports

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

Yann Duclot of PTI Preferred Partner Cavotec writes a paper which reviews the port arena holistically as he takes into account how ports can become further integrated and ultimately more successful

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Bollard Safety Innovation for Ports and Terminals

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

Jeff Main, Managing Director of BLT, here makes a convincing case for the testing of bollards in ports. As the size of ships increases, so do the dangers, unless bollards are correctly monitored

  Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Mega–Ports and Carrier Alliances can be a Blessing

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

Norbert Klettner of RBS argues that, if handled correctly, mega-ports, terminals and carrier alliances can be beneficial as opposed to being onerous

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction