CARGO HANDLING & SECURITY

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What is Lashing Equipment

What is Lashing Equipment

Along with the appearance of the cargo container shortly after the end of the Second World War, the set of parts whose purpose was to secure these containers on ships were also born. The whole set of twistlocks, bars, fittings, turnbuckles and a long list of specific...

Types of Merchant Ships

Types of Merchant Ships

Mainly, there are seven different types of merchant ships that you can commonly see on ports around the world. These main types of merchant ships are: General cargo ships, Bulk cargo ships, Crude oil tankers ships, chemical tankers ships, Container ships, Passangers /...

TYPES OF CRANES USED FOR CONTAINER LIFTING

TYPES OF CRANES USED FOR CONTAINER LIFTING

Cranes allow ports to transport cargo from ships to shore and vice versa. Furthermore, they are used for other tasks like ship repairing, stranding of ships or auxiliary operations becoming a common sight on any port. This variety of functionalities to develop require...

HOW IS A CONTAINER LIFTED

HOW IS A CONTAINER LIFTED

Containerisation has brought innumerable benefits as regards optimising processes in the global logistics chain, but there are times within that chain of processes at which container handling is not as simple as it seems and can cause both operational and safety...

4 ESSENTIAL AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONTAINER TERMINALS

4 ESSENTIAL AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONTAINER TERMINALS

Every container terminal in the world faces, to a greater or lesser extent, during day-to-day work, non-containerized traffic. This occurs when cargo, due to its nature or size, cannot be transported in a container and therefore the common spreader cannot be used. For...

SAFETY FLAWS TO AVOID WHEN HANDLING CARGO

SAFETY FLAWS TO AVOID WHEN HANDLING CARGO

Container Terminals, like other industrial environments, require specific safety measures to avoid incidents. In particular cargo handling activities on terminals have a high risk of triggering accidents involving property, machinery and, of course, humans. Although...

BEST TOOLS FOR OVERSIZED CARGO HANDLING

BEST TOOLS FOR OVERSIZED CARGO HANDLING

Oversized cargo handling poses different challenges in ports with a high volume of operations. Transporting open top containers, flat racks and oversized cargo in general can slow down stevedores' handling speed and even compromise their security. Traditional...

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORE POWER

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORE POWER

Although on shore power connections have become a reality in some ports around the world, there is still a long way to go to achieve the sustainability benefits that this system provides. Standardization in ships and ports is one of the challenges to overcome and the...