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MechAg94

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2021, 12:44:03 PM »
Once the crane drops the container on the dock, do they use those big container forklifts to move it around or is there some other system?
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2021, 01:24:55 PM »
The more modern ports, the gantry crane will drop it right on a truck.  Usually a little yard dog that can take it to a staging area for movement by a Trex or similar.

ETA:  Yard Dog: https://autowtruck.com/wp-content/uploads/Header-Autow-Spotters-and-Yard-Dogs.jpg

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2021, 03:42:48 PM »
Want to watch the longshoremans union go into a fit of apoplexy? Mention automating the crane systems that unload container ships. Best do so with a gun already in hand if you want a chance to survive the conversation.
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2021, 04:05:42 PM »
^^^Because I like to learn something every day, is it actually feasible to automate crane container loading/unloading?
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2021, 04:21:01 PM »
^^^Because I like to learn something every day, is it actually feasible to automate crane container loading/unloading?

easy peasy.

https://www.gihub.org/resources/showcase-projects/automated-robot-cranes-for-ports/

https://thetius.com/a-brief-guide-to-container-terminal-automation/  (FWIW, most of the issues it talks about with the quay cranes are non issues already.  Auto twist-locks are very common, anti sway and anti swell software already exists in cranes, and ship positioning sensors exist.)

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2021, 06:10:43 PM »
I heard second hand that the local port has all sorts of quarantine procedures, decontamination procedures, etc, etc that slow down unloading.  Supposedly went from unloading 7 to 8 freighters per day to 1 to 2.  This is in Texas.  Probably a lot more to it as it was only a 2 minute conversation.
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2021, 02:02:31 PM »
If it wasn't for the rampant prosperity in the USA with all of this newly affluent (and just new) workers ordering items this backlog would not exist. Or something like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XczY6Z6YPjg

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2021, 02:23:30 PM »
If it wasn't for the rampant prosperity in the USA with all of this newly affluent (and just new) workers ordering items this backlog would not exist. Or something like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XczY6Z6YPjg

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2021, 02:45:34 PM »
I know, right? All these jackasses buying designer treadmills are creating stuff like windshield shortages!

It continues to amaze me that people buy this load of *expletive deleted*it.

It amazes me she can stand up there and say this *expletive deleted*it with a straight face.

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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2021, 03:21:01 PM »
The more modern ports, the gantry crane will drop it right on a truck.  Usually a little yard dog that can take it to a staging area for movement by a Trex or similar.

ETA:  Yard Dog: https://autowtruck.com/wp-content/uploads/Header-Autow-Spotters-and-Yard-Dogs.jpg


Some ports have on-dock railyards so the container can be transferred from the ship to an intermodal train:
https://www.portoflosangeles.org/business/supply-chain/rail
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2021, 11:28:08 PM »
El Paso is also a serious crossdock center - I think that a lot of the freight there also started out from overseas...
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2021, 02:24:34 PM »
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Re: Unloading freighters
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2021, 04:48:18 PM »
Meanwhile in Tacoma WA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvarcjAr7Mk
So I am thinking messed up customs and COVID restrictions at the port.
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