Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 14

Operations at the Port of Vancouver are 24/7. construction of new elevated roadways and overpasses. The port authority publishes statistics on rail dwell, vessel on-time performance, and live GPS-based truck turn times on its website, which allows port users to review matters such as truck turn times and congestion. Deciding what key performance indicators to monitor for the most efficient outcomes varies according to ports and their customers' needs. "I think that productivity can be measured in many ways, whether it's a ship, a gate, inside a terminal or outside," says GPA's Lynch. "But what's really important for all of the key ports in the U.S. and beyond is just that national program of investment...The FAST grant is a great example of the U.S. Department of Transportation doing the right thing to shore up any weaknesses and get the ball rolling because we're way behind now. And this is "Anything you can do to increase the flow of traffic and minimize bottlenecks and the crossroad conflicts improves the capacity of the roadway." -E. Tyson (Ty) Thomas, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. 14 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE not about a couple of years. This is about an entire generation of lack of investment in infrastructure. So this is a beginning." On the equipment front, to help ease congestion, Finland's TTS Liftec offers the unique Liftec self-loading cassette system which eliminates waiting times in horizontal transports and keeps drivers always on the move. The company says this makes it possible to cut down the number of equipment and operational costs by up to 75 percent. The cassette system is well suited for operations in container terminals, ro-ro operations, industrial applications, logistics parks, customs inspection sites, rail terminals and with RMG cranes. The cassette works as a detachable transportable steel platform that safely supports the containers, which can be stacked and quickly transported in variety of configurations. The key innovation in this field is the implementation of the container cassette as a floating buffer between container cranes and all horizontal transportation, i.e. the vehicles transporting the container to or from the road or rail carrier. Using this system, the containers are disconnected from the equipment moving them, leaving the cranes to work without stopping. Transport vehicles can pick up, transport and drop off cassettes without waiting for a container to be loaded or unloaded. Since the translifters are constantly moving the number of units is reduced compared to a standard trailer operation. When not in use the cassettes can be stacked on top of each other, in order to take up minimum space in the terminal. Truck drivers wait their turn at the Port of Vancouver. Terminal planning (inside and out) is also a key factor in mitigating congestion issues, particularly with truck transits. "Anything you can do to increase the flow of traffic and minimize bottlenecks and the crossroad conflicts improves the capacity of the roadway," says E. Tyson (Ty) Thomas, vice president of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., a Houston-based engineering, planning and program management services firm. Thomas has learned from his numerous interactions with traffic engineers that "you can put in a lot of lane capacity in a road system, but you lose a lot of those benefits when you end up with signalized intersections and anything that slows down the flow of truck traffic." Thomas says part of his company's focus is on designing pavement systems, utilities and drainage infrastructure. "We try to design longevity into the terminal infrastructure to minimize the maintenance downtime in the terminal that impacts congestion and terminal throughput." Preparing ports for the future will always be an ever-evolving process, as will the work of optimizing the supply chain for improved efficiencies. It's clear this means a lot more cooperation between industry stakeholders is needed to communicate, plan and implement key strategies for more organized work flows and hopefully increased profits as a result. ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - bellyband1
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - bellyband2
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - cover1
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - cover2
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 3
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 4
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 5
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - AAPA Headquarters
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 7
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - From the President’s Desk
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 9
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 11
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 12
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 13
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 14
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 15
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - The Future of Automation
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 17
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 18
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 19
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 20
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 21
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 22
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 23
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 25
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 26
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 27
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 28
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 29
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 30
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 31
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 32
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 33
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 35
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 36
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 37
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 39
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 40
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 41
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 42
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 43
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 45
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 46
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 47
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 48
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 49
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 51
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 52
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 53
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 54
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 55
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 57
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 59
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 61
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Optimizing Systems for Profitability
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - New Orleans Marketplace
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 64
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 65
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - cover3
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - cover4
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - divider1
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - divider2
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 73
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 74
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 75
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 76
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 77
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 78
Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - 79
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0415
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0315
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0215
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0115
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0414
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0314
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0214
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0114
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0413
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0313
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0213
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AAPQ/AAPQ0113
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com