Trelleborg’s marine and offshore operation has published an informative expert opinion piece, titled ‘A Balancing Act’, which is based on discussions with key individuals on the front line of port operations. Now available online for download, it focuses on the docking and mooring challenges facing today’s port environments and how port and maritime consultants are responding to optimize windows of operation.
Nick Labrosse, Sales and Marketing Director for Docking & Mooring, says: “Today’s ports are faced with how to future-proof their infrastructure to handle even bigger vessels, overcome greater environmental challenges and offer enhanced product handling capability. But, with an existing infrastructure that cannot – in the short and medium-term – transform quickly enough, many are struggling to keep up with this pace of change.
“Trelleborg’s new expert opinion piece highlights the impact this is having on day-to-day activities, as well as the measures being taken to mitigate the impact. This includes technology, which is now a key factor in enabling ports to operate as efficiently as possible and facilitates their progression to the next level of performance. What’s more, as automation extends into different aspects of the port environment, the industry is becoming more receptive to open technologies that can work together to optimize operations in today’s changing landscape. Using data-enabled docking and mooring equipment gives port operators and owners with a thorough understanding of performance and operational optimization opportunities to enable safer, more efficient, and sustainable cargo transfer.”
To download Trelleborg’s online expert opinion piece, visit: https://bit.ly/3mELUCo
Source: Maritime Shipping News