The compatibility of surface material to the handling equipment which operates over it is today a prime cost consideration for marine terminals. With the uprating of established handling systems and the introduction of new systems, particularly those of the unit load school, new generation handling equipment has been introduced invariably featuring high wheel loadings. Perhaps more than any other factor this has had a detrimental effect on pavement life and maintenance. This article assesses the merits of the different types of surfacing with particular emphasis on the impact of wheel loadings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00319647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM