Infrastructure

COVID-19’s Infrastructure Impacts

Sound Investments, Innovative Solutions Keep Many Projects on Track, Though Most Cruise-Related Ones Are on Pause By Sandy Smith While the COVID-19 impact on global trade created plenty of economic uncertainty, it did not necessarily stop ongoing port infrastructure projects. Though it might have made some of the challenges of construction a little steeper. “There is capital out there for ...

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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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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