With the rapid progress of containerization, container handling now constitutes the main form of cargo handling for sundry goods at ports. A container terminal connects sea and land, transferring containers to and from ships. It must be capable of handling containers more quickly, economically, accurately and in greater volume than conventional cargoes. The container terminal, as an important element in worldwide physical distribution, is now being steadily automated into a total system. Described are cargo handling equipment, its automation, and systems technology that combines them organically, so as to enable a container terminal to be operated efficiently.

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    Hitachi Limited, Publications Department

    Nippon Bldg, #6-2, 2-chome Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Nabeshima, Y
    • Kiryu, T
    • Arakaki, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Pagination: p. 295-300
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM