By Petros A. Ioannou
Expanding skill at ports and items circulation within the provide chain ordinarily, whereas additionally enjoyable environmental, financial, political, hard work union, and different constraints is, arguably, the best problem of contemporary transportation. With house at a top rate and prices in the course of the roof, it's more and more seen that the normal ideas aren't possible within the brief- or maybe medium-term. although, advances in info know-how, telecommunications, information administration, and computation instruments, coupled with contemporary examine in structures optimization and keep an eye on, may supply promising new ways.
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But in the world of container terminals poetry and patents have little value unless they can help move real-world cargo efficiently. Small or big, ideas can only help if they result in actual operating systems. The phrases “small idea” and “big idea” will be used often in the paragraphs below, not to describe the physical size or even value of a concept, but rather its cost and scope. A small idea in this context is one that can be developed and tested at Automated Container Terminals 37 fairly low cost with little risk of disrupting existing operations.
Thousands of ideas big and small have been proposed to automate container terminals, but to date few have been fully implemented successfully. Why? Automation technologies that have been perfected in high-production manufacturing plants provide the basis of many of the automated containerized terminal concepts. Automated guided vehicles, machine vision, linear induction motors, crane stabilization systems, optical character recognition, radio frequency (RF) ID tags, artificial intelligence, stereovision, laser guidance, autonomous overhead crane systems, and 35 36 Intelligent Freight Transportation Stewart platforms are all examples of technologies that have been successfully used in manufacturing plants and hold promise for automated container terminals.
The quay crane (or a Speedport spider or a GRAIL shuttle) would use its normal spreader bar to pick up the Cell Elevator and place it about a container cell, where it would be able to raise and lower containers into and out of the ship cell. The effect is that the cargo can be moved much more quickly and the task of the crane operator is much simplified. The system also lends itself well to operating with fully automated cranes. It was estimated that a cell elevator would cost approximately the same as a top-ofthe-line spreader bar.