This is an update to my previous article reg SOLAS VGM – South Africa Version with some crucial information shared from FTW Online..
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Just like me (and am sure many others), Shome Moitra a Business Development | Strategy | Consultative Sales Professional is also surprised and amazed at how disconnected the maritime, shipping and freight industry is to rest of the world especially since everything we use has a connection to this industry..
Couldn’t resist sharing below article from The Maritime Executive.. Original article maybe found here – http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/apm-opens-most-advanced-container-terminal..
The future of ports and terminal management.. Well done to the Netherlands and APM for this pioneering moment in container handling.. Especially impressed with how the environmental impact has been contained..
High Cube Container – an innocuous steel container of 40′ x 8′ x 9’6″ is once again in the news in South Africa..
Some of you in South Africa may recall that in 2009, the Department of Transport in South Africa (DoT) implemented a ban on the transportation of high cube containers on the country’s roads..
This ban was however revoked within a matter of days..
Well, the DoT seems to be at it again, but this time, it is targeting the trailers that are carrying these high cube containers..
FTW has published below article and has also asked the below question on its LinkedIn Group
The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.
The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.
But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..
Second mates on ships are often seen engrossed with drawing lines and working on those multi colored, thick bundles of sheets kept nicely stowed in canvass covers in various shelves in wheelhouse or Navigational Bridge.
Few have even wondered how a trivial task such as drawing courses on those sheets can make him so engrossed with his work. The fact is those conglomerations are popularly known as Charts and they happen to be the lifeline of ship navigation.