Infrastructure

8 Illuminating LED Lessons

Back in 2011, LED lighting was seeing some of its first installments on ship-to-shore cranes. In the nine years since, the lighting industry has progressed significantly, and LED lighting has fundamentally changed the way we illuminate terminals.

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Shifting Trade Routes Shape Seaports

Shifting trade routes present a challenge to seaports whose strategies and investments in infrastructure and services are shaped by trade flows * By Lori Musser* History has been made by trade. In earlier times, gaining access to silk, spices, tea, salt and other precious commodities triggered rebellion, kindled colonization and created fortunes. The aggregation of products by origin, waypoint and ...

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Not Your Father’s Cranes and Equipment

Revolutionary Strides Being Made with Cranes, Conveyors and Equipment Options for Ports Equating to Drastic Changes in Operations and AestheticsBy Lori Musser One of the few constants in the dynamic field of seaport operations is that cargo must move between ships and other modes. But the cranes, conveyors and other equipment that shift cargo from ship to shore-based mode of ...

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Ports Prepare for an Uncertain Future

For ports, looking ahead is a serious business. They have to build enough flexibility into their long-term planning and preparations to be ready for a variety of possible scenarios – and not just build for the moment.

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Bringing Projects to Life

To grow, seaports have to selectively invest and update. But they can’t do it alone. They call on firms – ranging from global EPCs to small niche contractors – that specialize in helping bring port capital projects to fruition. * By Lori Musser * To grow, seaports have to selectively invest and update. Whether ports are deepening waterways, building capacity, ...

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INTERMODAL UPDATE – CARGO HANDLING: Faster, Safer, Cleaner and Smarter Handling Options

As yard equipment and cranes that are more efficient, cleaner, safer and more inter-connected come into service, seaport workforces must be ready too. Labor is upgrading skill sets to keep pace with rapid advancements in technology. * By Lori Musser * Cargo handling equipment developments are bringing greater productivity, velocity, safety and even emissions reductions to ports. While automation projects ...

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INTERMODAL UPDATE – SHIPS: Larger Ships Mean Big Changes for U.S. Ports

Changes in ship sizes, especially the differences in sizes, are requiring ports to consistently update the way in which these ships are received and processed and the infrastructure needed to do so. * By Mary Lou Jay * Over the past two decades, the largest vessels in the world’s shipping fleet have more than doubled in size. In 2005, the ...

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