Berth and Terminal Design in General. Storage Facilities and Cargo-Handling Systems

This chapter describes the functional requirements of ships, cargo-handling and storage facilities. The choice of cargo-handling equipment will influence the layout and design of the terminal. Weight, load distribution, size and maneuverability of cargo-handling equipment influences the areas and layouts as well as the design of structures, foundations and pavements. Similarly, existing fixed facilities will influence the choice of cargo-handling equipment, while cargo units influence the choice of both cargo-handling and storage facilities. Unless the terminal is designed for only one specific use, the multi-purpose character of the terminal should prevail, not only in the layout and design of fixed facilities, but also in the choice equipment. Storage facilities and cargo-handling systems should be as adaptable as possible. The chapter describes how the purchase specialized equipment should only be made when forecast future throughputs clearly justify the acquisition.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Ghoos, Harry
    • Korsgaard, Jens
    • Runge-Schmidt, Leif
    • Agerschou, Hans
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 263-332
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:00PM