Current coronavirus policy as applied to shipping is a potentially disastrous “own goal,” says a new shipping lobby group calling for changes in practice to protect seafarers and ensure the integrity of maritime supply chains
Getlink (Eurotunnel) passenger and freight shuttles were well down in March, year-on-year. Meanwhile, the importance of rail freight in today’s situation is being emphasised in statements from the UK and Germany
Legal action brought by the State Association of Port Operating Companies (ASOPORT) against the IV Framework Agreement for the regulation of stevedoring in Spanish ports has been upheld by the courts. As a result, the stevedoring situation in Spain is now a complete mess
"Although this disaster still has to be fully investigated, the catalyst for the inferno was a leakage of nitric acid that, although correctly declared, was apparently incorrectly packaged or packed," says the TT Club
Automated creation of dangerous goods documents for sea cargo (IMO declaration) and road transports (ADR accompanying documents) is now possible. Rail transports (RID documents) will be integrated into the system shortly
A decade after installing MoorMaster automated vacuum mooring at an iron ore berth in Western Australia, Pilbara Ports Authority has selected Cavotec to secure availability and extend lifetime of its mooring system
Do you have a plan if container handling equipment suddenly fails? Have you taken steps to make sure your operation is not caught unprepared? Are you taking steps to reduce the risk of failure to begin with?
Automation of terminal tractors and road trucks is the next phase in automating transport. Initially in constrained environments like mines and ports but soon after also on the public road. A whitepaper by Aucos-Systems
The port industry is asset-intensive with high levels of equipment automation, strong continuity of production, and difficulty in inspection and maintenance. This whitepaper from LEEWELL covers solutions to tackle the challenges.
This whitepaper from Liftech Consultants Inc. provides decision makers with a new approach that significantly increases reliability by using high class fatigue details and facilitating periodic inspection.