A new report by Trelleborg says that broadly speaking, ports and terminals are talking the talk on automation and Big Data, but not embracing either.
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new online Fender Selection Tool, which promises to digitise the fender selection process and save consultants time when carrying out complex manual calculations.
An exclusive market report by Trelleborg Marine Systems and Port Strategy magazine reveals that 75% of downtime in many ports is unscheduled and likely to be costing the industry large amounts of money due to reduced operating efficiency.
Price-driven fender purchases could “increase costs and reduce the efficiency of ports over the longer-term”, according to research from Trelleborg Marine Systems.
Trelleborg Marine Systems has launched a blog for port owners, contractors and consultants to encourage knowledge sharing.
Trelleborg Marine Systems has won a contract for the supply of 86 super cone fender systems, 59 mooring bollards with a 200 tonne capacity, and 41 safety ladders for an undisclosed UK deep sea container port.
Trelleborg Marine Systems has been contracted by Costain to supply fender systems as part of a £300m reconfiguration known as the Felixstowe South development.
Trelleborg Marine Systems’ has received patent for its new DFM (design or maintenance) fender system.
In its effort to determine reasonable and relevant berthing velocities for the design of fender systems, PIANC Working Group (WG) 145 is continuing to collect and analyse berthing data from sources around the world.
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The pressure to ‘green’ port equipment is being keenly felt by consultants, according to a survey by Trelleborg Marine Systems.
Adopting a ‘prevention rather than cure’ approach to operational maintenance will save ports time and money, according to Trelleborg Marine Systems.
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The marine market is cautious in adopting new technology and Mooring Systems' MoorMaster automated mooring products represent a significant change, says MSL managing director Peter Montgomery.
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Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new whitepaper bringing together the latest news and thinking on big data in the maritime sector, highlighting how and where these technologies are being implemented and the key application areas that will deliver future operational efficiencies for ports and terminals.
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