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Intended for use both by users and suppliers of yard equipment, this Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Container Yard Equipment therefore sets out to provide baseline recommendations for minimum safety features that should be included on the various types of container yard equipment, to help reduce injuries and damage and enable better risk management. The document covers all of the major types of manual and automated container yard equipment, including RTGs (rubber tyred gantry cranes), RMGs (rail mounted gantry cranes), ASCs (automated stacking crane), AGVs (automated guided vehicles), lift trucks, reach stackers and terminal tractors/yard vehicles. These recommendations do not carry any force of law, and are independent of the various local, national and international regulatory regimes on the safe design, manufacture, specification and operation of the various yard equipment types, which must also be satisfied.
By Drewry Maritime Research

The different situations in Jamaica and in Belize highlight two challenges, one practical and one moral. The practical challenge is to provide the local stakeholders with information at the appropriate level to demonstrate how certain actions, for example MPA development, can help to achieve their aspirations. Belize, where the environment is seen as part of the ‘answer’ and not part of the ‘problem’ is a good example of how this can work well. The moral challenge is to reassess our own assumptions regarding people in developing countries and to acknowledge their rights and capacity for self-determination. This challenge comes into sharp focus with cultures with very different premises and linguistic backgrounds. The role of indigenous communities in natural-resource management is complex and easily oversimplified.

Biodiversity is the fundamental component of ecosystems. A variety of ecosystems is included in the concept of biodiversity. Biodiversity provides options for organisms to respond to environmental challenges - such as those posed by the activities addressed in this paper - by maintaining their variability. To function best, biodiversity requires healthy ecosystems and viceversa. Ecosystems too require biodiversity for their constituent communities and their interactions to operate effectively. Effective operation includes the ability for ecosystems to respond constructively to environmental challenges and changes as well. Maintenance of biodiversity is essential to ecosystem stability. Loss of biodiversity can temporarily or permanently move an ecosystem into a different set of biogeochemical conditions, which may disrupt or reduce effective operation of the ecosystem. It is this distinctive, dynamic and interactive nature of biodiversity and ecosystems and the challenge that it poses to achieving environmentally sustainable maritime transport that is addressed here, as a contribution to setting the context for the discussions.

The purpose of this article is to show how and why there is a “cottage” industry developing to both prevent and fight piracy.

The development of hub operations in strategic regions of the world is a growing trend necessitated by the economic and operational considerations of shipping today. In regions of high volumes of trade where the system is already fully operational, ports are in fierce competition for transhipment traffic. Even in regions where the trade volumes are not impressive enough to warrant transhipment operations, transhipment capability is often seen as a measure of efficiency - the nirvana of ports. Ports of subSaharan West Africa are equally keen in the pursuit of this dream. In the light of cautious optimism being expressed by expert opinions on the feasibility of hub development in the region, this study published in the year 1999 aims at asssessing the eligibility of the Nigerian port of Apapa, Lagos, to serve as pivot point in a regional hub system.

This dissertation published in the year 1999 is study of the challenge problem associated dangerous goods through port all activities the ship inducing its access to channel, berthing handling, storage and delivery. Since dangerous goods enter in port areas need be controlled, and in order to ensure that general safety standard are maintained, it is considered essential to harmonize the rule and administration that apply within port areas with the rules that are applicable to the ship in order to ensure smooth operation, and to avoid misunderstanding between ship and shore.

System approach can well apply to the conduct of port activities. System approaches are used to solve some specific port problems, such as port congestion. However, from system view point, we know that the best possible performance of each part of a system seldom adds up to the best possible performance of the system as a whole. For this reason, the author of this dissertation published in the year 1999 tries to introduce system analysis technique to the analysing of port system in a whole system scale through top-bottom analysis method. It is a test of system approach used in management aspect in comparison with other system methods.

This dissertation published in the year 1999 is about determining the options available for the West African sub-region for a hub port by comparing the Ports of Abidjan and Tema as they are the major ports in the sub-region.

With the onset of globalisation, the maritime industry has been affected by sweeping changes which have had a profound effect on the trade patterns, technology and organisations involved in the sector. These changes have primarily affected shipping lines initially, and by extension, the ports that serve them.

The aim of this paper(published in 1999) is to determine the extent of the effects of these changes on the commercial environment in which the container terminal operates, examine the implications of these changes for the port of Kingston, and to determine if the port can remain a competitive transhipment centre in the face of these changes.

This study (published in the year 1999) points out that the port of Tanjung Priok, like many other ports, presently faces a serious environmental problem. The location of the port, where three small rivers have their mouths in the port basins makes its environmental situation even worse, because large quantities of various kinds of pollutants from land-based sources are being deposited by these rivers. Some activities within the port also make an significant contribution to the problem. Some key environmental parameters related to the water quality, as the principal indicator of environmental deterioration, are described briefly, to provide a general overview of the scale of the problem.

This study published in the year 1999 is intended to provide an analysis of the performance of human resources (HR) of Tanjung Priok Container Terminal which is situated in Jakarta, Indonesia. The study is important not only to measure the HR performance but also to evaluate the effectiveness of performance management and HR management system. The study is organized in five activities namely defining HR performance, selecting performance indicators, analyzing the collected data, making judgement on the level of HR performance, examining the judgement and proposing some programs to improve the performance.

As the title implies, this technical paper(published in the year 1999) is to present the various issues and problems, which impact on the present development of marine fisheries in Cambodia and its improvement. It also provides a comprehensive information respect to marine fisheries management in Cambodia.

This dissertation published in the year 1999 ,provides an examination of Quality Standard Systems in Chinese maritime institutions. Following an overview of general quality standards (ISO 9000 standards), it then expands into MET quality, combining with provisions of the STCW Convention, principles of general educational quality management and management science. The author analyzes the total environment in both external and internal aspects in which MET institutions are operating, particularly those in his home country, i.e., in Chinese MET. The essence of the dissertation is the identification of the problems and difficulties on the basis of the investigation, which some MET institutions are faced with during their implementation of the Quality Standard System. A number of conclusions and recommendations are drawn as a result of the study.

This dissertation published in the year 1999 is a study of the environment constraints, which may be created from Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia. This dissertation can be used as a fundamental guide for evaluation of the degree and level of pollution, in order to prevent, reduce and control of pollution resulting from port location, port construction and port operation. It consists of seven chapters connecting to the development of Sihanoukville Port and the environmental considerations from this development.

This Dissertation published in the year 1999 is an study that comprises and present an strategy for Marketing and selling the container terminal of the Malmö and Copenhagen Port. The Work is divided in three areas, one is the investigation and collection information of each Marketing Department of both ports. The second is the analysis of statistical and economical information of Denmark and Sweden specially in the Oresund area. Finally the Dissertation present an implementation process for the sales to be implemented in the ports, as a tool for increasing the market share in the container business of the region.

This dissertation published in the year 1999 is a study of the benefits that EDI can bring to developing countries where the delay and cost of documentation are the big obstacle for the efficiency of trade. A brief look is taken at the concept of EDI, definition, key elements and different methods of communication. In additional, issues relating to legal aspect of EDI are studied. In particular focuses have been made in writing issue, signature issues, and requirements for original and for documents, etc. Moreover, this study deals with the main problems in developing countries, such as: Customs formalities, lack of good system of communication, problems face for shipping companies, cost of documentation.

 
 
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