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Rigo, P. (Ph.rigo@ulg.ac.be) (author), Daniel, R. (richard.daniel@rws.nl) (author)
This paper presents the new report n°106 of PIANC InCom WG29 on Innovations in Navigation Lock Design, published by PIANC in August 2009, as well as some additional contributions on lock gates (gate contact technology). The paper highlights the main objectives and issues of his PIANC report with a specific emphasis on gates and specifically on...
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de Bont, J. (author), van der Molen, W. (WvdMolen@csir.co.za) (author), van der Lem, J. (C.vanderlem@Royalhaskoning.com) (author), Ligteringen, H. (H.Ligteringen@tudelft.nl) (author), Mühlenstein, D (dm@dhi.dk) (author), Howle, M. (Mike.Howle@cavotec.com) (author)
Container ships should only make very small horizontal movements at the berth for efficient (off loading of containers. This is especially a concern in ports directly facing the open ocean, where high swells at sea can cause harbour oscillations and low-frequency surge motions of the ship. Cavotec MSL has developed a new mooring unit, the...
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Fagot, A. (anne.fagot@arcelormittal.com) (author), Schmitt, A. (author)
Stray currents are known to promote corrosion of nearby metallic structures. Electrolysis is the responsible phenomenon. Where currents enter the metallic structure, the latter is protected. The construction corrodes at the location where currents exit through the ground to be collected by the substation. The extent of such corrosion has until...
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Stikkelman, R.M. (r.m.stikkelman@tudelft.nl) (author), Minnée, M.G. (author), Prinssen, M. (author), Correljé, A. (author)
The international agreements, made by International Maritime Organization in 2008 are an encouraging start to reduce the SO2 emissions caused by the use of bunker oil. Port authorities are confronted with a dilemma. From an environmental point of view a proactive attitude is preferred. However, a unilateral initiative may jeopardize their bunker...
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Barendse, P. (author), van Loon, P.P.J. (author), Reijnierse, B. (author)
Design engineers working in design and planning of urban and industrial areas are confronted more and more frequently with complex solution spaces, filled with hundreds of alternative combinations of possible sub-solutions supplied by a host of specialists. As a result of this, their quest for the optimum design tends increasingly to run aground...
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Luijten, C.J.L.M. (author), Andriessen, C.J. (author), de Gijt, J.G. (author), Broos, E.J. (author), Zwakhals, J.W. (author), van Ewijk, H.A.L. (author)
This article describes the preliminary results of a study in the Port of Rotterdam to assess the carbon footprint of port infrastructures, In the study two types of port infrastructure have been selected, a road construction and a quay wall construction. For both structures the individual components of these structures were categorized to assess...
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van der Toorn, A. (a.vandertoorn@tudelft.nl) (author), de Jong, M. (m.dejong@tudelft.nl)) (author)
Although much attention is given to the consequences of climate change with respect to melting icecaps, starving polar bears, sea level rise and inadequate storm defense systems, there may be severe consequences for inland shipping too. Not only because of more frequent occurrence and longer durations of closed storm surge barriers, which may...
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Verstegt, C. (Cornelis.Versteeegt@apmterminals.com) (author), Fumarola, M. (M.Fumarola@tudelft.nl) (author)
Automation in maritime container terminals is gaining momentum as the advantages in terms of total life cycle costs have become apparent in western countries. However, expertise and experience in the design, development and operation of automated terminals is still limited. Many stakeholders or actors are involved in the design process and the...
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Broos, E.J. (EJ.Broos@portofrotterdam.com) (author)
On one of the last remaining plots in the existing port (without the 2nd Maasvlakte), the Port of Rotterdam designed a terminal for the handling of steel slabs (“brammen”). The terminal required a massive quay wall to accommodate the panamax vessels with their heavy cargo. The quay wall is tendered under a design and construct contract. This...
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Winkelmans, W. (Willy.Winkelmans@ua.ac.be) (author)
A growing imbalance between demand for freight mobility (in terms of ton and tkm) and the supply of transport (in terms of lanes of infrastructure) in and around seaports is jeopardising the sustainability of its future development. Given the ever growing globalisation of the maritime industry any shortage in (trans-port) capacity is negative....
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Verheij, H. (Henk.Verheij@deltares.nl) (author)
Conventional ship propulsion systems and hydro jets differ in many ways. However, they are both responsible for sailing and manoeuvring of ships in a forward or reverse direction. The hydrodynamic jet is what they have in common, but the characteristics of the jets differ. For example, the outflow velocity of hydro jets is much higher than the...
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Kant, G (author)
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Bos, J.W. (J.Bos@royalhskoning.com) (author), Winde, S.C. (sc.winde@portofrotterdam.com) (author)
This paper describes an innovative approach towards quay wall renovation design. In the “RDM Kraanbaan 13” project in Rotterdam, significant cost savings were made and environmental impact was minimised, while on a tight schedule and with limited information about the structure and its future use. Essential were a very practical and flexible...
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van Beemen, J.F. (j.vanbeemen@royalhaskoning.com) (author)
New ports are mostly constructed on low lying coastal land or in shallow coastal waters. The surface level of the land for port facilities is then raised to a level well above the highest water mark. This requires vast volumes of good quality fill material often dredged from the sea. Besides the cost of dredging, there is the environmental...
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van Dorsser, J.C.M. (j.c.m.vandorsser@tudelft.nl) (author), Wolters, M.A. (milou.wolters@rws.nl) (author)
The development of the Dutch ports and waterways has historically gone hand in hand since the waterways have always provided a primary access route to the Hinterland. Any vision on the development of the Dutch waterway system will therefore require a vision on the developments of the ports in the region and vice versa. The Dutch waterway system...
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van der Wel, M. (M.vanderWel@student.tudelft.nl) (author), de Gijt, J.G. (J.G.deGijt@tudelft.nl) (author), Dudok van Heel, D. (D.DudokvanHeel@gw.rotterdam.nl) (author)
The increase of global shipping leads to competition between container terminals. In order to meet the demands of the shipping companies (service time < 24h.) innovation is necessary. A new indented berth layout is used at Amsterdam Container Terminals to achieve a berth productivity of 300 moves per hour. Since there is a scarcity of land...
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Kuipers, B. (author)
The current ‘great recession’ results in a break in the pattern of nearly five decades of continued growth in global container operations. The container system is one of the great enabling technologies behind the global economy. At the same time, the system has a number of serious drawbacks like large negative externalities, the empty box...
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van Schuylenburg, M. (m.van.schuylenburg@portofRotterdam.com) (author), Borsodi, L. (L.borsodi@portofRotterdam.com) (author)
The competitive position of the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) not only depends on its location and ability to service the largest sea going vessels, but more and more on its connections with the hinterland. However the accessibility of the port by road is endangered by the ever increasing congestion. Although most of the congestion is caused by...
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Kirkegaard, J. (jkj@dhigroup.com) (author), Kofoed-Hansen, H. (author), Sloth, P. (author), Tacher, E. (author)
Industry standard numerical models are excellent and accurate tools for analysis of port plans and design. They link meteorological and oceanographic information to impacts on moored vessels and thereby provide the metocean conditions along the berths. By use of relevant motion and safety criteria for moored vessels, numerical modelling studies...
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Moes, H. (hmoes2010@gmail.com) (author), Terblanche, L. (author)
Designers of maritime container terminals often experience difficulties in defining an acceptable degree of moored ship motions at the terminal to allow efficient (un)loading of container vessels. PIANC has published criteria for the principal movements of certain types of moored ships in harbours in relation to (un)loading efficiency (PIANC,...
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