CONTAINER TERMINAL OPERATING EXPERIENCE: THE RUBBER-TIRED GANTRY CRANE SYSTEM

The latest terminal operation system developed by the author's company Kawasaki Kishen Ltd., and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., has been installed at the "K" Line's Ohi Container Terminal, at Berth Nos. 1 and 2 of the terminal at Ohi, Tokyo. The paper gives a general outline of the total operation and the computerised control system at the terminal. Rubber-tyred Transtainers made by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. are used and these are able to travel freely anywhere in the yard, changing lanes at will in addition to being able to stack containers in multiple rows and heights. The optimum positioning of the Transtainer, the control of work instructions to it, of cargo handling by it and its steering are all described. The effects of the introduction of the system are listed with tables giving details of the Terminal, its container handling equipment, operational information, container throughput 1977, shipping services data 1977, manpower and capital costs (in yen).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Cargo Systems Terminal Operations Conference, Amsterdam, June 21-23 1978, 12 p. Copies of the 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:
    • Kataoka, K
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 2
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM