Pavement—An Integral Part of the Terminal as a Container Handling Systemby Marios Meletiou, Cyprus Ports Authority, Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus Ports Authority, Nicosia, Cyprus,
Abstract: A modern container terminal requires extensive areas of paving for stacking and moving containers, the provision of which often proves to be one of the most expensive single items, in terms of capital cost that the port has to bear. Sometimes the cost attributable to terminal surfacing works may be as high as 25% of the total investment for a container terminal. Moreover, these areas are expensive to maintain if they are not designed adequately, with any reconstruction tending to be both time consuming and inconvenient. Undoubtebly the provision of unsuitable pavements will, sooner or later, have a negative impact on the normal terminal operations. Therefore the surface of a container terminal should be equally good and as reliable as the quay, cranes, electric power, etc.
Subject Headings: Container shipping | Pavements | Construction materials | Ports and harbors | Electric power | Construction equipment | Assets | Investments
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