Criteria for the Selection of Breakwater Types and their Optimum Damage Risk Level Fact Sheet
Guidelines for Port Constructions, Related to Bowthrusters Fact Sheet
Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Fairways
The MarCom Working Group 49, "Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Fairways," purpose is to update the PIANC WG30 1997 report on Approach Channels that includes discussions on vertical and horizontal channel design and general aspects of fairway design such as aids to navigation, operational procedures, tug assistance, etc. The WG49 is planning publication of their report in 2011. They held two meetings during 2010 with a third meeting scheduled for 4-5 November in Brussels, Belgium. The WG49 consists of 18 members from 12 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr. Briggs is the U.S. Principal representative and leads the eight-member vertical dimensions subgroup that is responsible for sections of the report dealing with water levels and tide predictions, underkeel clearance, vessel squat, wind- and wave-induced motions, navigable depth and muddy bottoms, air draft clearance, and probabilistic design. POC: Dr. Michael Briggs, 601-634-2005, Michael.J.Briggs@usace.army.mil).
General Principles for the Design of Maritime Structures Fact Sheet
Criteria for the (Un-)Loading of Container Ships
MarCom Working Group 52, "Criteria for the (Un-)Loading of Container Ships ," held its last meeting in Delft, The Netherlands on June 23 and 24 to finalize the remaining chapters and reach consensus on the report conclusions. Final chapter drafts were submitted and the draft report was presented by the Chairman, Mr. Harry Mohns of Germany to the Maritime Commission at its meeting on September 23rd in Oostende, Belgium. MarCom accepted the results and the final document is to be submitted for publication by the end of December, 2010.
Design and Construction of Maritime Structures in Tsunami Prone Areas Fact Sheet
Use of Hydro/Meteo Information to Optimize Safe Port Access
PIANC Working Group (WG) 54, "Use of Hydro/Meteo Information for Port Access and Operations", will be holding its eight meeting from the 8th through 10th of November 2010 at Flanders Hydraulics Research Institute in Antwerp, Belgium. US representative Majid Yavary will be attending. Members from Germany, Spain, England, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Japan, South Africa, and the US participate in this WG. The development of the report, which consists of seven chapters, is ongoing. The report will address measurement, prediction, and application of the hydrodynamic and metrological data in the design and operation of port facilities, with special emphasis on access channels, and will complement the work being carried out by WG 52 (Criteria for the (un)loading of containerships) and WG 49 (Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Fairways). The US representative is the lead author of the now completed chapter on Measurement of Hydro/Meteo parameters, with contributions from representatives from Japan and Holland. It is expected that a draft copy of this report will be presented to the MarCom for comments in mid-2011. POC: Majid Yavary, ph. +1.212.465.5448, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fact Sheet
Safety Aspects of Berthing Operations of Oil and Gas Tankers
MarCom Working Group 55, "The Safety Aspects Affecting the Berthing Operations of Tankers to Oil and Gas Terminals", held its 10th meeting September 28-29, 2010, in Hamburg, Germany. The group consists of members representing Norway, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and the US. Report compilation nears completion and covers Safety Management & Risk Assessment, Environmental Conditions, Approach from the Open Sea, Mooring & Monitoring Systems, Spacing for Safe Berthing, Calculation of Current, Wind, and Wave Forces, Acceptable MetOcean Conditions for Berthing, Operational Safety, etc. The report covers both tankers and gas carriers including transiting in port from the sea buoy to terminals, maneuvering, berthing and mooring guidelines. The report is scheduled for completion in 2011. US Rep: Larry Cunningham, 212-608-3990, email@example.com.
Application of Geotextiles in Waterfront Protection
MarCom Working Group 56, " Application of Geotextiles in Waterfront Protection", completed final edits to the draft report this summer. The group consists of members representing Germany, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the US. Presentations on the forthcoming report were made this year by Mr. Heibaum (Germany) at the 9th International Geosynthetics Conference in Brazil, and by Mr. Gaffney (US) at Ports 2010 in Jacksonville, FL. The report should be available later this year. POC: Doug Gaffney, 856-248-1200, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stability of Pattern Placed Revetment Elements
MarCom114 replaces MarCom 57 Fact Sheet
Design and Operational Guidelines for Superyacht Facilities Fact Sheet
Design Principles for Container Terminals in Small and Medium Ports
MarCom Working Group 135, "Design principles for small and medium sized marine container terminals", held its 4th meeting in Oslo, Norway on 6-7 September. Group members coming from 7 countries including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Iceland and the US convened in the Oslo Port Authority offices to review the first draft report that was compiled. We went through the report chapter by chapter and discussed and re-arranged the contents and sections. The new structure will be included in a new draft that will be distributed amongst the active workgroup members. At the same time the workgroup members enjoyed a guided visit to the container terminals of the Port of Oslo. The next meeting is tentatively to be held in Paris/ Le Havre, France, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of May 2011. POC: George Steele (chairman), email@example.com; Dimitris Pachakis (US representative), firstname.lastname@example.org
Classification of soils and rocks for the maritime dredging process
Although the objective of the report may not have to be changed, more recent views, knowledge and developments justify a revision of the report. Moreover, the booming of the dredging industry requires recommendations for the complete dredging process.
MarCom Working Group 144, "Classification of Soils and Rocks for the Maritime Dredging Process", held its second meeting 21-22 September 2010 at the offices of VNF in Paris, France. The meeting was attended by the US co-representative, Mr. Gregory Sraders. Members from Belgium, Norway, Holland, France, Germany, Spain and the US participate in this WG. The development of the report, which consists of ten chapters, is ongoing. The main objectives of this WG are two folds, namely: to analyze the existing PIANC soil and rock classifications and to develop guidelines on physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of dredged materials with respect to excavation, transport, reclamation, and disposal processes. The work of this WG is expected to culminate in the preparation of a revised and updated version of existing PIANC publication titled "Classification of Soils and Rocks to be Dredged", which was published in 1984. US representatives are the lead authors of chapters 2 and 5. It is expected that the draft copy of the report will be presented to MarCom for comments in 2011. POC: Majid Yavary, Ph. +1.212.465.5448, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregory Sraders, ph. +1.630.574.2969, GASraders@gldd.com.
Berthing velocities and fender design
The objective of this Working Group will be to produce a report that provides data on actual recorded vessel approaches under a range of environmental conditions and provides clear guidelines to designers for the use of appropriate vessel design speeds. Fact Sheet
Recommendations for the design and operation of solid bulk floating marine or estuarine transshipment terminals
Recommendations for the design and operation of solid bulk floating marine or estuarine transshipment terminals Fact Sheet
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. Fact Sheet
GUIDELINES FOR CRUISE TERMINALS
Cruise tourism has been one of the fastest growing sector of the tourist industry for the past 25 years. Since 1980, the industry has had an average annual passenger growth rate of some 8% per year. This growth is expected to continue in the future.
The rapid growth is shown by the large number of cruise ships, cruise lines and cruise corporations.
As well as the increase of the number of small ships, which offer a high degree of services, there is a huge growth in the number of large ships being built and the average size is growing too. Fact Sheet
Recommendations for the Design of Marine Oil Terminals
In 2005, the State of California, USA completed a set of comprehensive engineering standards for the design of hydrocarbon-based liquid bulk terminals, otherwise known as marine oil terminals (MOTs). These standards, applicable for rehabilitation of existing terminals as well as the design of new terminals, set minimum engineering design standards that all terminal operators must follow. Promulgated by the California State Lands Commission, Marine Facilities Division, the standards require that all MOTs be audited against the standards to determine level of compliance. The standards focus on avoiding and limiting oil or refined hydrocarbon product spills and cover all technical aspects. Fact Sheet
Interaction between Offshore Wind Farms and Maritime Navigation
The final report of the Working Group will provide an approach, guidelines and recommendations to assess the required manoeuvring space in the vicinity of offshore windfarms and the minimal distance between shipping lanes and sea areas for offshore windfarms, in order to ensure a minimal risk level for navigation. Fact Sheet
Recommendations for increased durability and service life of marine concrete infrastructure
In many countries, deterioration and repair of important marine concrete infrastructure has emerged as a most severe and demanding challenge for the owners of structures. Although a number of deteriorating processes may represent potential problems, extensive experience demonstrates that electrochemical corrosion of the embedded steel poses the most critical and greatest threat to the durability and long-term performance of the structures. Although current standards have been improved in recent years, still an uncontrolled penetration of salt with subsequent steel corrosion can take place on relatively new important marine concrete structures. As soon as the corrosion starts, the owner has a problem, which in the beginning only represents a cost problem but later on also develops into a more difficult safety problem. Fact Sheet
Upgrade of Port Terminals by Increasing Dredged Depth
Existing Port Infrastructure often needs to be adapted to new operational requirements owed to changes in use of terminals or improvements in ship size and capacity. Environmental and cost concerns require that upgrade of existing port structures needs to be considered as a preferred option when compared to Port extensions. Fact Sheet
Design and Maintenance of Container Terminal Pavements
Container terminals require special types of pavement to resist the heavy and continuous loads of container handling equipment including straddle carriers, reach stackers, top picks, rubber tire gantries and automatic guided vehicles (AGV). Typically, container terminals use either asphalt or concrete block pavement systems. The design of these “structures” has been largely based on highway pavement technology. Load repetitions associated with port pavement, however, can be much slower, much heavier and more confined to single wheel paths than roadway conditions. Under such conditions, port pavements can be subject to rutting and other distresses that require repair, maintenance. In some cases, traditional asphalt/block pavements are not optimal for container terminals. Designers do not always know how to design pavements properly. Terminal operators do not always recognize the need for maintenance and do not plan for same. This can give rise to problems. Fact Sheet
Design of terminals for RoRo and RoPax vessels
RoRo and RoPax ships are widely used and are sailing on every ocean. Although these ships exist in many sizes, the trend continues for larger ships with more options for faster loading and unloading. Fact Sheet