Ship To Shore
For most people, the world’s ports and terminals are the visual representation of the maritime industry. Always a hive of activity, these outlets and inlets for cargo welcome ships from all corners of the earth.
But often the scale of operations at these shipping channels is not fully appreciated. Operations usually run day-in day-out, every hour, night and day and behind the working face of the port, complex logistical decisions are constantly be made and adapted to ensure that ship calls are handled as efficiently as possible.
This section will explain the different parts of the port and terminal business, from the dock workers and the equipment providers, to towage and pilots employed to aid ship calls.