New Container Weighing System Sees Port Use
Friday, June 21, 2013

Since its recent launch, Strainstall’s Container weighing system has already become established in the Intermodel/Ports industry. It is currently being used at numerous key U.K. Ports in the U.K. including Port of Felixstowe and Tilbury – as well as being considered for integration throughout ports and terminals within Europe, Chile, U.S. and Canada.

The system was developed in response to recent talks within the IMO calling for mandatory verification of container weights and utilizes Strainstall’s 45 years of designing standard and bespoke load measurement solutions. It has been specifically developed to enable port authorities, shipping companies and couriers to establish the exact weight of containers, as well as the ability to detect eccentric loads. Having this information can help avoid accidents and damage to equipment, stack collapse due to overloaded containers, poorly loaded vessels consuming additional fuel, and revenue loss for terminals and shipping lines from transporting containers with under-declared weights.

The Twist-lock variation of the CWS is currently providing accurate data to London Container Terminal (Port of Tilbury) having recently been installed on the ports Straddle Carrier vehicle. A spokesman from the port says’ We are very impressed with the high accuracy of the Strainstall system and the flexibility Strainstall have with regard to other weighing options/methods’

Strainstall’s container weighing systems is available in numerous formats enabling the customer to choose the most appropriate and keep their options open. By integrating strain gauge technology with associated instrumentation, an accurate load measurement solution that requires no modification to the standard spreader arrangement is provided. It offers low impact installation and use a range of display options to allow operators to view live loading and log/transmit data for analysis at a later stage.

The Strainstall container weighing systems are available in a variety of options including:

  •  Diaphragm load cell – Strainsall can replicate twistlock components such as collars/washers and convert them into load cells. This is a simple non-intrusive solution that provides high accuracy and negates the need for replacements at the end of the recommended service life.
  •  Load tension twistlocks – the standard spreader or head block twistlock is replicated and supplied as a load sensing twistlock. This negates the need for additional hardware
  •  Load pins – Strainstall can replace existing load bearing pins within the structure and replace them with load pins, a proven solution for overload protection for decades.
  •  Truck weighing - a bespoke highly accurate solution typically using compression load cells which can be designed to suit an individual set of requirements.
  •  Bespoke solutions – A custom built system can be created to meet the customer’s specific needs

The key benefits of the Strainstall container weighing system include:

  •  Simple non-intrusive integration
  •  High accuracy and reliability
  •  Optional telemetry versions available
  •  Numerous output options
  •  View live or store historic data
  •  Can be retrofitted
  •  Monitors live and eccentric loads
  •  Practical calibration in situ
  •  Durable/rugged solution to suit environment

Systems specifications have been finalized and are due to be installed within the U.K.’s largest Port – Port of Felixstowe. The port are ensuring they have solutions in place prior to any mandatory measures being imposed. Tilbury and Felixstowe are two examples of U.K. ports forward thinking approach.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Windrock Names Kelleher Global Business Development Manager

Edward P. Kelleher will be assuming the new role of Global Business Development Manager – Diesel, effective December 1st.   In this role, Mr. Kelleher will be

Canada to Aid Developing Nations Fight Climate Change

Canada will provide aid to developing countries to combat climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday ahead of talks on global warming,

Sandra Weakens to Tropical Storm off Mexico's Coast

Hurricane Sandra weakened to a tropical storm on Friday and was expected to continue losing strength as it approached Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.


Controversial Nicaragua Canal Project Postponed

China's Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Co. said it is delaying the start of construction on a controversial $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016.

Need to Monitory Coal from Indonesia - UK P&I

There are various hazards associated with the trade in coal. UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention Team highlights the risks involved, and advises on the relevant actions

Suez Canal Pacts with SCCT-Maersk

Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, signed a settlement agreement with the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT-Maersk), says Daily News Egypt.

Container Ships

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Seaspan's Vancouver Office

Seaspan hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to announce it has officially started construction on a new head office in North Vancouver. The 7,800 square metre (84,

SSA Welcomes Decision To Extend BEO

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has welcomed the decision by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry to extend the Competition (Block Exemption

Evergreen Line Orders Ten 2,800 teu Ships

Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd and compatriot CSBC Corporation.

Marine Equipment

Extended Warranty from Yanmar for Sailboat Engines

Yanmar Marine International B.V. has introduced an extended 3 years’ period of YANMAR Limited Warranty for Sailboat Engine Models. This extended warranty of

Fugro's Havila Harmony to join MH370 Search

Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the 93-metre multi-role vessel,

Statoil Picks MacGregor Mooring Systems for Hywind

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for substructure connection mooring systems for the world's first floating offshore wind farm: Statoil's Hywind pilot park in Scotland.

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1270 sec (8 req/sec)