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ICHCA International Holds Successful Cargo Handling Seminar

Friday 29 October 2010 at 1:19 pm A very successful Cargo Handling Seminar was held on the 21 October 2010 in Tokyo, Japan, following a four day-long series of meetings. (more)

Dockers Hurt In Chemical Leak

Friday 29 October 2010 at 12:45 pm Three US dockers taken to hospital following a chemical spill on board an ER Schiffahrt containership. (more)

Safety: Harmonising Man and Machine

Friday 29 October 2010 at 12:41 pm Advances in technology mean that accidents involving forklift trucks and other handling equipment at UK ports have fallen but the focus must now shift to changing driver behaviour to boost safety and productivity, writes David Cooper, MD of Cooper SH. (more)

Watchkeeper: Ship Safety and Emissions

Friday 29 October 2010 at 12:32 pm Might ship safety become the "poor relative" in the current crusade against harmful emissions? It is at least arguable that the practical consequences of the various measures now being proposed for the reduction of CO2 and other emissions seem to be ignored admidst the expressions of environmental zeal which are driving the various measures. (more)

MHI Designs Environmentally Friendly Container Vessel To Reduce CO2 Emissions by 35%

Friday 29 October 2010 at 12:15 pm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited (MHI) has completed the conceptual design of the "MALS-14000CS" container vessel that will contribute to the prevention of global warming. The MALS-14000CS adopts the company's proprietary Mistubishi Air Lubrication Systems (MALS) which reduces frictional resistance between the vessel hull and seawater using air bubbles at the vessel bottom produced by air. Incorporating the MALS, along with today's most advanced high-efficiency ship hull design and propulsion system, the vessel will be capable of reducing emissions of CO2, a major greenhouse gas, by 35% compared with container carriers of conventional design.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News
To view the full article, visit: www.hellenicshippingnews.com

INNOVATION: New STS Concept Launches

Friday 29 October 2010 at 12:10 pm APM Terminals' new ship-to-shore crane design would allow adjacent bays of a large container ship to be worked simultaneously, effectively doubling crane productivity, writes Benedict Young, Editor of Cargo Systems (more)

Safety: Chain Reaction

Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 12:17 pm

Source Cargo Systems see www.cargosystems.net

With so much emphasis now rightly put on health and safety in the workplace, it is a little suprising that there is not greater focus on the suitability of a forklift truck's chain, during the current Thorough Examination process, writes Phil Taylor Managing Director of FB Chain Limited, the UK subsidiary of Addtech AB.


The Importance of Regular Structural Examinations of Quay Cranes

Thursday 14 October 2010 at 12:25 pm

Source TT Club

In an appeal aimed at worldwide operators of quay cranes of all types and dimensions , global transport and logistics insurer is calling for increased attention to structural surveying as part of its on-going drive towards loss prevention.


Strang System Innovation's International Success

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 2:33 pm The recent ICHCA lunch in Melbourne heard how an Australian innovation has resulted in steel and other cargoes, historically shipped as break-bulk, to be safely switched into containers. (more)

Forwarders Flock To Freight Association's Import Control System Seminars

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 2:21 pm The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is experiencing tremendous demand for a series of seminars that outline the security amendments to the European Community (EC) Customs Code coming into effect on the 1 January 2011. (more)

IMO Environment Meeting Discusses GHG Measures for New Ships

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 2:14 pm The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) recent meeting made further progress in developing measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships, in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. (more)

41 Forklift Victims In Next 7 Days

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 2:06 pm Over 40 people are likely to be badly injured by UK forklifts in the next 7 days, according to new findings released by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). (more)

Supply Chain Automation May Impact Forklift Industry

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 2:01 pm A wave of automation is coming into the supply chain with potentially significant impact on the forklift industry, according to Scott Friedman, CEO of robotic forklift maker Seegrid Corp. (more)

Safer Shipping of Dangerous Goods with New Tool "GL Cargo"

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 1:56 pm New chemicals and other dangerous goods bring new challenges for their safe shipment by sea. (more)

Containerships Have Upper Hand In Coming Reefer War

Thursday 07 October 2010 at 1:50 pm Rivalry between specialist refrigerated cargo lines and container shipping fleets is expected to heat up in a coming reefer war as box ships increase their cold chain capacity. (more)

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