FOREST PRODUCTS HANDLING: EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENTS

The author explains the origin of specialised forest product handling and the development of an integrated forest product transport system by Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Sweden. The advantages of the integrated transport system are set out and the impact on conventional non-integrated terminals is assessed. The author also discusses new areas of responsibility which shipowners must accommodate in order to achieve a quick turn-round. The new ships in the Scandinavian and European trades are described, with diagrams showing size of cranes, number per vessel and relative lifting capacities. Problems with fully automatic lifting gear are outlined and the advantages of semi-automatic lifting gear are compared. The author concludes with comments on the handling of paper reels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Cargo Systems Terminal Operations Conference, Amsterdam, June 21-23 1978, 8 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cranston, W C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 1
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM