Terminal Operations

  • Listening: Noise modelling tests can aid pile driving operations. Credit: Baker Consultants

    Driving down noise

    2017-07-20T10:58:00+01:00

    Noise abatement from piling activities is now easier to achieve, finds Dave MacIntyre

  • Tracking up: CTA expanded its rail terminal from seven to nine tracks, raising annual rail throughput to 930,000 teu

    Laying down tracks

    2017-04-03T16:44:00+01:00

    Fine tuning port-rail operations is key to realising the full potential of rail traffic, reports Alex Hughes

  • Concrete solutions

    2017-02-03T09:18:00+00:00

    HamidReza Hassanli, Ehsan Emamifard Naeeni and Mansoureh Hasanzadeh discuss their experiences with self-compacting concrete

  • High pressure: port structures need serious surface preparation. Credit: Flexcrete

    Under attack

    2016-02-24T12:25:00+00:00

    Corrosion has the power to slash the life span of port structures, explains John Bensalhia

  • Showcase: the IADC is producing a book of 50 dredging projects in 50 years

    Conflict avoidance

    2015-07-27T19:03:00+01:00

    Conflict and opposition – an inevitable response to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way. Felicity Landon reports.

  • Taking root: breakwaters need to stand the test of time. Credit: Grant MacDonald

    Faster, deeper, cheaper

    2015-03-12T10:00:00+00:00

    Underwater, floating, sand-filled or rock-strengthened; breakwaters come in all shapes and sizes finds Felicity Landon

  • Independent servicing companies are becoming more popular

    Focus and feedback

    2014-01-16T10:00:00+00:00

    Benjamin Franklin may once have claimed that “well done is better than well said”, but good feedback will ensure that word spreads and the customer base widens.

  • Many OEMs offer bolt on maintenance packages for their machinery

    High maintenance

    2014-01-15T10:00:00+00:00

    Independent maintenance, repair and overhaul companies are making their mark, as John Bensalhia finds out

  • Port Strategy: Corrosion to the rebar of a concrete pile

    Treating your piles

    2007-11-14T16:59:00+00:00

    While cathodic protection is an acknowledged preventative measure for new construction, the technology is seldom used on ageing structures, reports Patrik Wheater