Cargo Handling and the Modern Port

Cargo Handling and the Modern Port

The Commonwealth and International Library of Science Technology Engineering and Liberal Studies

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Author: R. B. Oram
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180861

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Cargo Handling and the Modern Port covers various concerns in the handling of goods in a contemporary port. The book also details the functions of ports, along with the impact of the silent revolutions that took place in the major ports around the world. The text first covers the port itself, such as its functions, the types of port managements, and administration. Next, the book discusses the basics of operating a port, and then proceeds to tackling port labor. Chapter 4 details the various changes that took place in the major ports throughout the world after 1945. The next series of chapters deals with various concerns in cargo, such as unit load, containers, and bulk cargos. The last chapter of the text discusses the ports of the future. The book will be of great use to individuals involved in logistics, forwarding, and ship transportation industries.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    1. The Port

    The Function of a Port

    The World's Deep Sea Trade

    The Urgent Need for a Quick Turnround

    The Administration of Ports

    Types of Port Management

    Advantages of Various Types

    Divided Responsibility within Ports

    Other Duties of a Port Authority

    Facilities that Traders Expect to Find

    2. The Basic Operations of a Port

    The Movement of the Ship to Her Berth

    Facilities for Loading and Discharging Ships

    Berth Design, Different Conceptions

    Quay Cranes versus Ships' Gear

    An Alternative to the Quay Crane

    Overside Discharge

    The Size of Craft

    The Landing of General Cargo

    The Handling of Export Cargo

    The Tallying of Cargo

    Physical Causes That Hinder Turnround

    Some Minor Problems Slowing Turnround


    Marking of Cargo

    Advance Information

    3. Port Labor

    Introduction to Port Labor

    Conditions of Port Labor

    Dependence of the Ports on Arrival of Ships

    Demand for Dock Labor

    Overtime Working

    Conditions of Pay

    West Coast Agreement

    The Board's Fall Back Scheme

    Specialist Grades within the Scheme

    Safety in Port Work

    Present Moves for Improving Conditions


    Shift Working in Ports

    Training of Workers and Staff

    4. Changes Since 1945

    Problems of Reconstruction

    Mechanization Applied to Port Work

    The Functions of the New Machines

    Taking the Machine to the Job

    The Test That Mechanical Equipment Has to Pass

    Cost of Operating Forklift Trucks — An Example

    Striking Exports Mechanically

    Safe Working

    Effects of Mechanization Already Revealed

    Effects of Mechanization on Dock Sheds

    How Permanent are Present Designs?

    Other Changes Affecting Cargo Handling

    5. The Unit Load

    Changes in Cargo Unit Design

    Successful Experiments in Pallet Cargoes

    Maintenance of Pallets

    Extended Use of Pallets

    Larger Units of Sawn Softwood

    Shipment of Apples in Large Bins

    Unitizing Export Cargo

    6. Containers

    Conditions Favorable to Container Traffic

    Different Types of Containers

    The Impact of Containers on Transportation — The Shipper

    The Consolidated Terminal and the Shipper

    Impact of the Container on Ports

    The Ideal Berth Layout for the Container Ship

    The Mechanical Requirements of a Container Berth

    Types of Container Ship

    The Receiver of the Container

    Some General Problems of Containers

    7. Bulk Cargoes

    Bulk Cargo Ship Tonnage

    Types of Bulk Cargoes — Oils




    Bulk Grain


    Sundry Bulk Cargoes

    The Advantages of Bulk Handling

    Physical Requirements at a Bulk Port

    Development of Italian Shipments of Bulk Ore

    8. The Port of the Future

    The Rochdale Committee

    The Port of the Future

    Preparing for the Port of the Future

    The Two Schools of Thought

    Brief Review of Present Port Developments

    The Shape the Port of the Future will take

    Minor Alterations in Cargo Ship Design

    Shed Designs


    Appendix A

    Appendix B

    Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment

    Appendix C

    Marking of General Cargo

    Appendix D



Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180861

About the Author

R. B. Oram

About the Editor

N. Skene Smith

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