Equipment

Preparing for Growth Through Multiple Modes

Ports are continually increasing and improving their intermodal and multimodal capacities and connections to prepare for the increases in freight traffic predicted. By Mary Lou Jay  The U.S. Department of Transportation predicts that the country’s freight traffic will increase by 45 percent by 2045. In anticipation of that growth, U.S. ports are continually increasing and improving their intermodal and multimodal ...

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GUEST ARTICLE: Tomorrow’s Leaders Need More Than On-the-Job Training

The port industry understands it can’t continue to depend on on-the-job training alone to prepare the next generation of leaders for the significant responsibilities they will assume. By Erik Stromberg, Lamar University Generations of port industry leaders have bemoaned the fact that the only way to learn how to manage a port was to manage a port. However, on-the-job training ...

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Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports

Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports By Meredith Martino TEUs. It’s hard to have a discussion about port productivity without using the word. The short-hand description of containerized cargo is one of the measurements that denotes the size of a vessel or the cargo throughput of a port. Cross TEUs with time, and the metric becomes the default description ...

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The Big Ship Race – Is Bigger Better?

By Kathy A. Smith Continuous infrastructure improvements are critical to a port’s success in today’s marketplace. Ports are facing possible diminished profits as they continue to prepare for larger ships while shipping lines are consolidating partnerships, making ports compete even more to handle larger capacities of cargo and cruise passengers. But that hasn’t stopped the flow of capital improvement projects. ...

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