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Increased Security and Operational Performance of Electrified RTGs

In a typical container port yard, containers are moved and stacked by rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs). This type of crane is not rail-guided, which means it can move from one aisle to another. With a “hybrid” electrified E-RTG, a battery array supplies the energy required for any movement of the RTG. A small gen-set charges […]

Big Data = Big Challenges: A Solution Based Approach

Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals. By helping to grow international trade, containerships continue to show themselves to be an important part of the logistics chain for international value creation. As the number of container terminals along […]

How to Reduce Opex Costs for RTG Terminals

Conventional Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) consume 2 to 2.5 liter diesel per container move. Consequently a container terminal with a throughput of 1 million TEU consumes 2 million to 2.5 million liters of diesel per year. This drives many operators to look for suitable power supply alternatives for this type of crane, in order to […]

Twistlock Container Weighing Systems

In the first PTI Container Weighing EBook, published this April, 2016 the advantages and disadvantages of weigh bridges and twistlock based weighing systems have been outlined in detail. Also, weighing systems installed on headblocks or in sheave pins versus spreader twistlock based systems have been discussed. One important fact to consider is that a weighing […]

Container Weighing eBook: Part 2

PTI is pleased to announce its second Container Weighing eBook, in which the recently enforced Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment from the IMO is explored and the experiences of those implementing it have been conveyed. The intention of this review is to gain a valuable insight into the way that companies and carriers […]

Plug-in at Ports

Plug-ins enabled As more and more seaports power their operations from electrical grids, a new set of assumptions about cost and reliability have been created. Operating costs and efficiency are important considerations for all seaports, but for the Georgia  Ports Authority (GPA) which overseesthe ports of Savannah and Brunswick, the issues are especially front and […]

Crane alterations for better efficiency and reduced emissions

One of the Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) top priorities is responsible stewardship of the environment. This has been demonstrated by the conversion of ship-to-shore container cranes from diesel to electric power, as well as gradually changing other container handling equipment to cleaner burning ultra-lowsulphur diesel fuel. Moving from diesel to electricity As a next step […]

Modern energy and data transmission systems for terminal cranes

Introduction The international crane business had to critically review its longstanding development strategies in light of the 2009 worldwide recession. This particularly impacted worldwide transport of cargo by containers. Based on an important extension of globally operated sea terminals, national networked domestic ports and goods distribution hubs, the focus is currently on the modernization of […]

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