Container terminals

Container terminals

Today, about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported in containers and the latest container ships can carry over 21,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Container ships now rival crude oil tankers and bulk carriers as the largest commercial vessels on the oceans.

This section sets out to address the gap in technical knowledge between maritime/civil engineers and quantity surveyors working on container terminal projects. It defines the terminology used in the design and construction of container terminals and outlines their facilities, as well as listing the British Standards and other Codes of Practice used by maritime/civil engineers.

This section is maintained by Richard Rowe.