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The transition from traditional energy sources, such as fossil fuel to renewable resources, opens up interesting opportunities for ports, which are finding creative and effective ways to transport, store and load reneable bulk materials.
This article published by Dry Cargo International explains the growing trend in using reneable energy sources and the way in which one particular port expanded their biomass export logistics to a more efficient and environmentally friendly operation called ‘Containerised Bulk Handling’.read more
With the top 100 ports in the world now handling more than 700 million TEU’s, there is a growth in automation and technology to improve productivity, but one key area remains untouched…Twistlock Handling.
This article discusses the function of the twistlock cone, the hazards of manual handling and what systems are being used to help improve the task.read more
Emmanuel Mair of Container Management looks at the way spreader manufacturers are moving firmly towards the direction of tandem lift operations helping customers reduce downtime and improve productivity.
The trend towards single-hoist tandem headblock systems is one which RAM Spreaders wants to capitalise on. Virtually all cranes delivered within 5–10 years will be single-hoist tandem, Cameron Hay, the company’s chief sales officer, told CM, citing studies by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), which suggest that dual-hoist systems are becoming antiquated.
RAM’s product can fit any standard headblock connection, while the changeover from a single spreader to a tandem spreader is fully automated, taking less than two minutes.read more