Working Group Fact Sheet
Title: Recommendations for the design and operation of solid bulk floating marine or estuarine transshipment terminals
Nowadays, people are more and more sensitive to the annoyance created by port operations towards their environment and this has yielded to a new interest for ore bulk floating transshipment terminals whether they are operated at sea or within estuaries. The actual examples are relatively scarce, but some ship owners think now in terms of such solutions or press port authorities to develop them, which justifies that PIANC gets involved into such a topic and proposes from its experience of from its members experience a guide gathering recommendations in the field of design and operation of solid bulk terminals , possibly enriched through experience collected in the field of liquid bulk floating terminals when relevant.
Terms of Reference (TOR):
MarCom 146 (pdf, 222 KB)
revised 06 Jul 2010