2013-04-17

Strategies for Global and Regional Ports

By ,
  • Full Title : Strategies for Global and Regional Ports
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1475766025
  • Pages : 221
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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PROF. DR. anus PEETERS PRESIDENT- ExECUTIVE DIRECTOR, POLICY RESEARCH CORPORATION N. V. The "Strategies for Global and Regional Ports" confirms that container shipping in the wider Caribbean is in for tumultuous development in the years to come. One of the driving forces behind the momentous changes expected in the provision of maritime liner services in the region, is the growing reliance by major container carriers on multi-layered transhipment concepts and hub ports. Given its favourable location at the junction of North-South and East West trades, the Caribbean region is increasingly becoming a crucial factor in the service pattern of major carriers. As a result, global terminal operating companies such as Hutchison Port Holdings and Stevedoring Services of America, are already tapping the potential for developing port activity that was, until recently, dormant. In anticipation of the new shipping patterns to emerge in the coming months and years, major political decisions with respect to shipping and port development need to be taken by Caribbean Governments. Many of these decisions will be made under pressure of well meaning lobbies, but which do not always have the necessary insight into liner shipping developments. The Netherlands Antilles is one of those nations whose ports are at a crossroads and may either become regional hub ports or turn into feeder ports. In view of the changes in the Caribbean maritime geography, the Ministry of Traffic and Transport of the Netherlands Antilles commissioned Policy Research Corporation N.


2017-07-05

The Productive Efficiency of Container Terminals

By Dong-Wook Song,Kevin Cullinane
  • Full Title : The Productive Efficiency of Container Terminals
  • Author : Dong-Wook Song,Kevin Cullinane
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1351883526
  • Pages : 258
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  • Language : English
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This work applies the theory and techniques of economic efficiency measurement to the realistic context of the ports industry. The objective is to assess the practical impact of port privatization policies upon the economic performance of the sector. Specifically, this volume presents Korea’s port and terminal development plans and systematically analyses not only the process and results of privatisation, but also the claims of its proponents that it leads directly to improved efficiency. The Korean experience is given global relevance by applying the same approach to Britain’s main container ports and terminals which, of course, are at a more advanced stage in the privatisation process. This work constitutes a unique contribution to the literature relating to shipping and ports, econometrics and the Korean economy and will be of primary interest to port authorities and practitioners, as well as to students of economics and/or the shipping industry.


2005-12-06

Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems

By Hans-Otto Günther,Kap Hwan Kim
  • Full Title : Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems
  • Author : Hans-Otto Günther,Kap Hwan Kim
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9783540266860
  • Pages : 374
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  • Language : English
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Container transportation is the predominant mode of inter-continental cargo traffic. Since container ships and port terminals involve a huge capital investment and significant daily operating costs, it is of crucial importance to efficiently utilize the internal resources of container terminals and transportation systems. Today there is an ongoing trend to use automated container handling and transportation technology, in particular, in countries with high labour costs. This in turn requires highly sophisticated control strategies in order to meet the desired performance measures. The primary objective of this book is to reflect these recent developments and to present new insights and successful solutions to operational problems of automated container terminals and transportation systems. It comprises reports on the state of the art, applications of quantitative methods, as well as case studies and simulation results. Its contributions are written by leading experts from academia and business. The book addresses practitioners as well as academic researchers in logistics, transportation, and management.


2020-10-13

IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) Use Cases

By Lydia Parziale,Marco Egli,Maike Havemann,Subhajit Maitra,Eric Marins,Edward McCarthy,IBM Redbooks
  • Full Title : IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) Use Cases
  • Author : Lydia Parziale,Marco Egli,Maike Havemann,Subhajit Maitra,Eric Marins,Edward McCarthy,IBM Redbooks
  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN Code : 0738459119
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Is it time for you to modernize your IBM® z/OS® applications to allow for access to an entire system of open source and Linux on IBM Z® workloads? Is co-location of these workloads on the z/OS platform with no porting requirements of value to you? Your open source or Linux on IBM Z software can benefit from being co-located and managed inside a z/OS environment; leveraging z/OS quality of service for optimized business continuity. Your software can be integrated with and can help complement existing z/OS workloads and environments. If your software can communicate with z/OS and external components by using TCP/IP, now is the time examine how IBM z/OS Container Extensions (IBM zCX) makes it possible to integrate Linux on Z applications with z/OS. This IBM Redbooks® publication is a follow-on to Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker, SG24-8457, which provides some interesting use cases for zCX. We start with a brief overview of IBM zCX. In Part 1, "Integration" on page 9, we demonstrate use cases that integrate with zCX. In Part 2, "DevOps in zCX" on page 165, we describe how organizations can benefit from running a DevOps flow in zCX and we describe the set up of necessary components. Finally, in Part 3, "Monitoring and managing zCX systems" on page 229, we discuss IBM Service Management Unite Automation, a free-of-charge customizable dashboard interface and an important discussion of creating the suitable container restart policy.


2012-11-07

Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems

By Nils Kemme
  • Full Title : Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems
  • Author : Nils Kemme
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3790828858
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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The storage yard is the operational and geographical centre of most seaport container terminals. Therefore, it is of particular importance for the whole terminal system and plays a major role for trade and transport flows. One of the latest trends in container-storage operations is the automated Rail-Mounted-Gantry-Crane system, which offers dense stacking, and offers low labour costs. This book investigates whether the operational performance of container terminals is influenced by the design of these storage systems and to what extent the performance is affected by the terminal's framework conditions, and discusses the strategies applied for container stacking and crane scheduling. A detailed simulation model is presented to compare the performance effects of alternative storage designs, innovative planning strategies, and other influencing factors. The results have useful implications future research, practical terminal planning and optimisation.


2005-04-14

Container Transport Security Across Modes

By European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • Full Title : Container Transport Security Across Modes
  • Author : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9282103331
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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After the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, it became apparent that maritime shipping containers themselves and their links with other modes represent potential security vulnerabilities. This report describes the complex, hybrid container ...


2015-06-19

Operational Risk Management in Container Terminals

By Eric Su,Edward Tang,Kin Keung Lai,Yan Pui Lee
  • Full Title : Operational Risk Management in Container Terminals
  • Author : Eric Su,Edward Tang,Kin Keung Lai,Yan Pui Lee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317414926
  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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This book provides an overview of the operation of container terminals and the associated risks with such operations. These risks are often ignored or not properly investigated by both scholars and practitioners. Operational Risk Management in Container Terminals explores and discusses the decision rationales and the consequences for these operational risks handling process, with in-depth investigation on the container terminals in the Asia-Pacific region. The topics covered include the history and development of the container terminals, the operation of the terminals and risk incurred, the risk-management theories and concepts, rationales and consequences of the risk decisions in the container terminal operations, common practices and recommendations on terminal operational risk handling.


2019-01-28

Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks

By Filip Covic
  • Full Title : Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks
  • Author : Filip Covic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030052915
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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The yard block of a container terminal is the central point of synchronisation for asynchronous container flows between deep-sea vessels and transport to the hinterland. The structure of the block stipulates that containers are stacked on top of each other with only the topmost container directly accessible by a yard crane. This book describes a holistic and integrative approach to container handling in yard blocks to optimise productivity by minimising re-handling operations. The results provide insights for academic scholars as well as for experts from practical terminal planning and operations. The approach presented is two-fold: first, a theoretical foundation of the interdependencies in decision-making is established using mathematical programming. Secondly, operations involving uncertain container arrival information are examined on the basis of a simulation with a rigorous experimental design and statistical evaluation. In this context, the book develops container-handling strategies and analyses the impact of a system for vehicle arrival management – the "Terminal Appointment System". The findings presented in this book are the result of a close cooperation with experts at the port of Hamburg and build on previous research.


2021-07-13

Shipping Container Homes

By Tristan Burrows
  • Full Title : Shipping Container Homes
  • Author : Tristan Burrows
  • Publisher : Tristan Burrows
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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If you want to build a wonderful home without too many problems then keep reading! Did you know? Studies show that 89% of millennials want to own a house. Owning a home has a lot of benefits. Aside from its appreciation and its increase in value over time, it stabilizes your expenses. Rental expenses can go up over the years but if you own a home that wouldn’t be a problem. This allows you to save money and have an easier time with other budgets. Now, maybe you’re not a millennial but you’re looking to own a home yourself. Well, more of wanting to build one from scratch. There are many options of homes you could choose from: bungalows, a coach house, to even castles! However, not many people want to go through the problems building can bring. Some people don’t want to build a home because of the expenses and the time consumption, among others. But what if I tell you, there is a way to overcome all that? That there is a type of house, just for you to build, that does not require too much effort? Ever heard of shipping container homes? They could be just the type of home for you! Check out How To Build A Shipping Container Home by Tristan Burrows. In this book you could find: A Preparation Guide: Know what you need to cover before starting to build! Things like finance, design and soil would be covered in this book. An Installation Guide: Learn about what installations need to be in your home and how to install them. Steps For Assembling: Piece your house together with the help of the detailed explanations given for the process. Answers to Common Questions: Put your mind at ease with the answers to your concerns. Maybe you have no experience of building at all, but a shipping container home sounds interesting to you; then this book is perfect to help you begin your dream project. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!


2016-05-10

The Aerodynamics of a Container Freight Train

By David Soper
  • Full Title : The Aerodynamics of a Container Freight Train
  • Author : David Soper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319332791
  • Pages : 287
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  • Language : English
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This outstanding thesis characterises the aerodynamic flow around a container freight train; investigating how changing container loading configurations affect the magnitude of aerodynamic forces measured on a container. 1/25th scale moving-model freight train experiments were carried out at the University of Birmingham’s TRAIN rig facility to investigate slipstream velocities and static pressure, as well as measuring, using a specifically designed on-board pressure monitoring system, the aerodynamic loads on containers. Results were compared with full scale data and assessed in terms European standards for trackside worker and passenger safety limits. Rail vehicle aerodynamic studies have tended to previously focus on high speed passenger trains in line with increases in train speed. The research presented within this thesis highlights the issues associated with the aerodynamic development around a freight train, providing the foundations for further research and a basis from which to develop international safety standards in relation to freight, as well as high speed trains.


2016-10-08

Container Port Production and Management

By Bo Lu,Shouyang Wang
  • Full Title : Container Port Production and Management
  • Author : Bo Lu,Shouyang Wang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811024286
  • Pages : 123
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  • Language : English
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This book helps to solve the problem of substantial waste and inefficiency in port production by analyzing operational efficiency at more than 30 Chinese and Korean leading container ports using three types of DEA model. In addition it offers a returns-to-scale analysis, which is particularly useful for port managers or policy makers deciding on the scale of production. The results provide port managers and relevant scholars with insights into resource allocation and operating performance optimization. This book was supported by the National Science and Technology Academic Publications Fund of China in 2015.


2012-03-30

Continuous Container Gardens

By Roanne Robbins,Sara Begg Townsend
  • Full Title : Continuous Container Gardens
  • Author : Roanne Robbins,Sara Begg Townsend
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1603428305
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Extend the life of your container garden beyond the summer months with an innovative system created by Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins. Beginning with a central woody plant, garden ornament, or eye-catching perennial, you’ll learn how to swap in seasonal plants for a dynamic display that looks great year-round. This inventive guide presents 48 tried-and-true designs that yield endless variations. No matter the season, your container garden will be glowing with bursts of color and varied textures that are in tune with nature.


2016-01-28

Shipping Container

By Craig Martin
  • Full Title : Shipping Container
  • Author : Craig Martin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1501303163
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The shipping container is all around: whizzing by on the highway, trundling past on rails, unloading behind a big box store even as you shop there, clanking on the docks just out of sight.... 90% of the goods and materials that move around the globe do so in shipping containers. It is an absolutely ubiquitous object, even if most of us have no direct contact with it. But what is this thing? Where has it been, and where is it going? Craig Martin's book illuminates the “development of containerization”-including design history, standardization, aesthetics, and a surprising speculative discussion of the futurity of shipping containers. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.


2020-07-22

Shipping Container Homes

By Alex Freeman
  • Full Title : Shipping Container Homes
  • Author : Alex Freeman
  • Publisher : Chronos Publishing LLC
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 81
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  • Language : English
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Take Action Today and live Mortgage-Free for the Rest Of Your Life By Living In The Custom Designed Shipping Container Home Of Your Dreams! More and more people find little value in building huge homes, what with the exorbitant costs of land and materials. In addition, huge homes are not exactly eco-friendly. This is the reason that shipping container homes are becoming more popular nowadays. Shipping container houses are popular in various parts of the world including the United States, Costa Rica, Australia, Chile, China, and Germany. Shipping container homes are inexpensive and easy to build. So, if you are on a budget, it is best to join the container home bandwagon and build your own shipping container house. Here Are The Awesome Points covered in this book:- •The benefits of building and living in a shipping container home •30 unique container designs •Step by step guide on how to build a container home •Materials needed to build a container home •How to secure a building permit •How to pick the right exterior and interior color •Different types of insulation •Types of shipping container home foundation •How to modify the structure of the shipping container •Different shipping container home plans •Materials needed in building your shipping container home •How to make your home more eco-friendly •How to prevent rust •And 50 shipping container home interior decorating ideas Shipping container homes are fascinating. They have a modern vibe and they’re beautiful. And with the recent economic crisis and the rising cost of living, more and more people choose to live in shipping container homes. With our natural resources running out, building and living in a container home may not be so strange after all. Living in a tiny shipping container home is mentally freeing and it encourages family bonding. You also won’t spend a lot of money on decorations and there’s less temptation to accumulate material things. So, it saves you more money over time. Download Your Book Copy Today! How long more are you going to delay enjoying the Benefits and Freedom of A Happy Sustainable Shipping Container Home Living Lifestyle? The longer you delay the longer You are going to suffer the stress and the bills of living in an average house! Aren't you TIRED of Losing All of your hard Earned cash to house bills? ....I bet you are! I was too! SO WHAT are you waiting for, Go up the page and Download this book today! You know you owe it to yourself! This book costs pennies for the knowledge you need to save a fortune by living in your own beautiful Beautiful Shipping Container Home!


2015-04-07

Planning and Scheduling for Maritime Container Yards

By Wenkai Li,Yong Wu,Mark Goh
  • Full Title : Planning and Scheduling for Maritime Container Yards
  • Author : Wenkai Li,Yong Wu,Mark Goh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319170252
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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Maximizing reader insights into the challenges facing maritime supply chains and container port logistics service providers in Asia, this book highlights their innovative responses to these challenges through real-world case studies. With a focus on mathematical modeling, simulation and heuristics approaches, this book provides academics, engineers, container terminal operators, students in logistics and supply chain management with the latest approaches that can be used to address the planning and scheduling problem in large container terminal yards. This book can be used on a self-contained basis as teaching cases in an undergraduate or specialist class setting, or on techniques applied to maritime container operations for port operations.


2021-06-09

Storage Multi-tenancy for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Storage

By Gauthier Siri,IBM Redbooks
  • Full Title : Storage Multi-tenancy for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Storage
  • Author : Gauthier Siri,IBM Redbooks
  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN Code : 073845978X
  • Pages : 42
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  • Language : English
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With IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and the Object-Based Access Control, you can implement multi-tenancy and secure storage usage in a Red Hat OpenShift environment. This IBM Redpaper® publication shows you how to secure the storage usage from the Openshift user to the IBM Spectrum® Virtualize array. You see how to restrict storage usage in a Red Hat Openshift Container Platform to avoid the over-consumption of storage by one or more user. These uses cases can be expanded to the use of this control to provide assistance with billing.


2018-01-02

Container Gardening

By Nancy Ross
  • Full Title : Container Gardening
  • Author : Nancy Ross
  • Publisher : Vdv Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1537897985
  • Pages : 41
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  • Language : English
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WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF CONTAINER GARDENING? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... • Getting the Containers for Your Garden • Creating a Good Environment for the Container Plants • Choosing the Right Time to Plant • The Best Plants to Grow in Your Container Garden • Tips for Helping Your Plants to Thrive • Much, Much, More! Here Is A Preview Of Some Of The Vegetables You'll Learn To Grow... • Lettuce • Onions • Tomatoes • Carrots • Radishes • Cucumbers • Beans • Beets • Cole Crops • Eggplant • Peppers • Much, Much, More!


2005-06-06

Container Port Production and Economic Efficiency

By T. Wang,K. Cullinane,Dong-Wook Song
  • Full Title : Container Port Production and Economic Efficiency
  • Author : T. Wang,K. Cullinane,Dong-Wook Song
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 023050597X
  • Pages : 189
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  • Language : English
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Efficient measurement plays a vital role in any sort of production but there is a dearth of both applications and in-depth research relating to the container port industry. This book analyzes the relationship between ownership, competition and port efficiency by applying traditional theories in industrial organization and examining them empirically. It is the first to conduct comprehensive comparisons of alternative approaches to efficiency measurement for the industry. This original work makes an important contribution to the establishment of central government policy on port investment, policy and governance.


2019-02-01

Maritime Container Port Security

By Xufan Zhang,Michael Roe
  • Full Title : Maritime Container Port Security
  • Author : Xufan Zhang,Michael Roe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030038254
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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Placing special emphasis on the significant security issues associated with modern container international transport, this book provides in-depth exploration of both United States and European Union port and shipping policy, alongside that of wider international trade. The authors take an original and topical look at the security initiatives introduced by the USA and their impact in the EU. Based on original research by renowned experts in the field, this book provides vital insight for academics, government policy-makers and practitioners.


2015-06-24

Container Gardening for Beginners

By J.D. Rockefeller
  • Full Title : Container Gardening for Beginners
  • Author : J.D. Rockefeller
  • Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
  • ISBN Code : 151469333X
  • Pages : 24
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  • Language : English
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Are you really interested in growing your own food? Would you love to have your own vegetable and herb garden, right at your home? If yes, what is it that's stopping you? Is it because you don't have a backyard to have your own garden or is it because you have limited space in your small urban high-rise apartment?Limited space should not restrict you from having your own garden. All you need is a little bit of planning and you can have your own container garden! Container gardening is perfect for those people who just don't have any ground space available. You can grow your own flowers, your own herbs, and your own vegetables. You can use planter boxes, hanging baskets and large flowerpots. Small, hanging and gorgeous looking containers and baskets actually add a unique and natural look to your home decor as well. It is not at all a difficult task to get started with gardening in containers and pots. But you will achieve more success if you keep certain things in mind while planning your own sweet little garden. The purpose of this short guide is to help you get acquainted about how to choose the right containers, how to provide the right food for your plants, and how to select the right plants for your garden. Use the container garden ideas given in this guide and in a few months' time you may just be using your own home-grown herbs and vegetables in your meals and your own flowers for decorating your home! So, let's get started!