Design Guidelines for Dry Bulk Marine Terminals
Review of PIANC WG184-2018
Dry bulk cargo terminals handle some of the largest vessels in the world. With about 4.55 billion tonnes of dry bulk solid cargo being transported by sea, universal guidelines for site selection, planning and design of terminals are essential for effective, efficient and environmentally sustainable development.
This planning and design reference is especially relevant in a market where extra capacity takes time to be brought on line, while traditionally the market suffers from oversupply. The PIANC Working Group 184 has produced this modern reference to cover current technology, vessel types, and bulk handling equipment now in use.
One of the major objectives of WG184 was to provide port planners, designers and port users with reliable information on issues critical to port planning and design that is traditionally difficult to obtain or is spread over a wide range of different sources.
The presentation will focus on techniques employed around the world for the materials handling, ship loading and ship unloading of different types of dry bulk products, including key aspects equipment selection and product hazards. Additionally, the presentation will also address the physical characteristics and mooring of Dry Bulk Ships in Ports.
An important input to preparing recommendations for bulk vessels was to establish a reliable data base of the functional and practical inputs to design and mooring analysis. This included detailed ship dimensions by size, mooring equipment layouts, types and capacities of mooring lines and the variability of the line properties.
The investigations undertaken uncovered some quite inconvenient truths about the considerable variability of mooring lines used on dry bulk carriers. These results call into question the validity of mooring analysis used in Dry Bulk Terminal design, not because of the technology but because of the input assumptions.
Key themes covered within the presentation will include:
• The benefits of applying international design principles for bulk terminals.
• Dry bulk material types, shipping types and bulk terminal types.
• High & Low capacity loading equipment – key considerations for design of port machinery.
• Impact of product characteristics & hazards.
• Trans-shipment for export and import operations.
• Landside infrastructure.
• Environmental challenges and social concerns.
• Dry Bulk Vessel characteristics.
• Classification of mooring line types based on stiffness.
• Mooring line data & recommendations for mooring analysis.
About the speakers:
Richard Morgan, FIEAust CPEng
Richard Morgan provides engineering services to mining companies, heavy industries and ports in the areas of materials handling and infrastructure. He is Past Chairman of the Structural College of Engineers Australia and is currently Chairman of Australian Standards Committee ME43 which is responsible for Australian Standard AS4324 for Materials Handling Machines. Richard has held senior positions with a number of engineering companies including over 10 years as Principal Structural Consultant with BHP. His experience includes many assignments both nationally and internationally, throughout Australia, Indonesian, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Chile, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Oman, Philippines, China and Hong Kong.
Bob Lamont-Smith, FIEAust CPEng
Bob is a specialist in port planning and design with over forty years’ experience in commercial & technical leadership roles spanning project management, planning, design and contract management for both national and international clients. His experience includes numerous port projects in Australia, Africa, Asia and North America.
Bob established the AECOM Ports & Marine Group in Perth in 1988 and provided technical leadership in the group through to his retirement from AECOM in December 2016. Bob now provides advisory consulting services to industry, primarily in the ports sector.
Registration opens: 5:30 PM
Presentation start: 6:00 PM
Presentation completion: 7:30 PM
Event finishes (after any networking time): 8:00 PM
- Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
- Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
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