HOW CONTAINER PORTS ARE FACING UP TO THE RAIL REVIVAL
As many ports are already faced with the need to replace first generation stacking equipment and methods, the opportunity exists to embrace a new approach to rail transport. The author refers to the grant made in October 1978 under the 1974 Railways Act for a Freightliner terminal at Royal Seaforth Dock, Liverpool, stating that, under that Act, part of the cost of replacing equipment directly associated with rail is eligible for 50% grant. The past decline of rail transport is reviewed in the light of the current trend away from road transport in favour of Freightliner. Methods of container transfer between ship and rail are considered, quoting Parkeston Quay, Harwich; Felixstowe; Zeebrugge; the Bell terminal at Waterford; the Eurokai terminal at Hamburg and the new Northfleet Hope terminal at Tilbury. The Freightliner "on line" container control and information system COPS is also mentioned.
Foxlow Publications Limited19 Harcourt Street
London W1H 2AX, England
- Howard, S G
- Publication Date: 1979-10
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling equipment; Container handling; Container terminals; Containerization; Containers; Control systems; Equipment; Information processing; Information systems; Intermodal transportation; Rail marine interface; Terminal operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Container control; Intermodal equipment
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00311486
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM