Ports use barge loading and unloading equipment on a daily basis. Transferring cargo from ship to shore and vice versa represents one of the fundamental purposes of inland ports and seaports. Unfortunately, some ports continue to use outdated and inefficient equipment that hinders productivity, increases operational costs, and eats into the bottom line.
In an increasingly competitive trading market, your port can stand out for its operational efficiencies – or its lack thereof. We’ve compiled a list of barge loading and barge unloading equipment features designed to boost productivity, improve safety, and enhance the user experience. Take barge materials handling to the next level at your port with these equipment components:
- Modular designs
- Balancer equilibrium
- Central measuring points
- Backup cameras
- Large, continuous safety glass windows
- GreenHybrid technology
- Circular galleries and railings
- Comfort seats
- Powerful lighting
As a port manager, you oversee many disparate business activities every day. In a high-risk environment such as a port, worker safety programs play an important role in daily operations. Those who work around heavy equipment face an increased risk of accident and injury. On-the-job injuries can lead to regulatory investigations, workers’ compensation claims, and the temporary or permanent loss of a valued worker.
The next time you review safety guidelines, compare your current equipment safety checklists with ours. We compiled our list of equipment-specific safety tips to maximize operational safety without sacrificing productivity or profitability.