In the summer of 2002, the emerald ash borer (EAB) which is native to Asia, was discovered in southeastern Michigan. Chances are it arrived via an airplane or ship cargo holding area, silently nestled in solid wood crate packaging material. And the consequences have been brutal, with over 70 million ash trees in North America lost due to EAB infestation. Today, the S-shaped emerald ash borer larvae which feasts on the inner bark of ash trees, can be found in 32 states and many Canadian provinces.
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The arboriculture industry in North America has overcome a number of major industry challenges. Many of these tests have been presented by Mother Nature. The year 1930 would begin the decimation of over 75% of the nation’s elms by Dutch elm disease, only to be outdone at the turn of this century by the emerald ash borer infestation which cost over $10 billion in damage and the destruction of over 17 million ash trees.
Ports are some of the busiest thoroughfares in the freight-handling industry. To keep ports running efficiently, port operations managers must invest in and use value-driven materials-handling equipment. An operational assessment can help port managers make informed decisions about equipment upgrades.
Without reliable port equipment, port activities can grind to a screeching halt. A material-handler or crane and all attachments should perform consistently month after month and year after year. While choosing the right equipment plays a major role in performance, maintenance is just as crucial to port success.
Sennebogen is a German-based machine building company which started as a family-run organization in 1952. It was then specializing in the production of agricultural machinery. Today, Sennebogen is an international company with operations in various parts of the world. It is a well-respected brand in technical innovation. Actually, it is a leader in crane technology and material handling. Since inception, Sennebogen has expanded its products range which includes:
Material handling equipment usually undergoes wear and tear just like other machines. When left unattended, these equipment are prone to frequent breakdown and reduced productivity. Maintenance is, therefore, a necessary aspect in preventing premature wear and tear of these costly pieces of equipment. Even though it requires time and financial investment, it will save you from the alternative cost of purchasing brand new equipment.
This post, therefore, discusses ways to extend the life of a material handling equipment.
Ports play a critical role in the development of many countries. They represent a country’s national heritage, culture, and local commercial attitudes. Simply put, ports are the gate ways for trade. Unfortunately, despite the rapid globalization and modernization, most ports are not as efficient as they should be and are becoming barriers to international trade.
If you are a keen follower of emerging trends, you will note that most ports are plagued with problems like clearance delays, inadequate investments, captivity issues, increased freight rates, lack of effective strategies, and inappropriate international mandates.
What is causing all these challenges? Here are factors affecting ports operations and what your country can do for them.
Many people know Huntington, WV, primarily for its long history as a hub on the C&O Railroad. In reality, however, land transit isn't the city's sole claim to fame.
The Port of Huntington Tri-State holds the unique distinction of being the largest inland shipping port in the U.S.. Today, its jurisdiction includes almost 200 miles of rivers in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, making it a critical stopping point for thousands of people, countless commercial enterprises and numerous government entities. Here's what you need to understand about this vital shipping terminus.
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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.
Since ports are so vital to the economy, it is imperative that they operate as efficiently as possible to keep trade moving steadily and without costly delays.