The Influence of Cargo Access Equipment on Ships’ Performance
This chapter identifies the principal elements of the time spent in port, and shows that about half of quay-to-quay transport costs are attributable to such time. Delays in port directly attributable to cargo access equipment now form a very small proportion of total delays. Correct choice of access equipment can considerably reduce overall port times, with benefits to both shipper and shipowner.
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