Containerisation has revolutionised freight distribution by combining optimal security, integrity, and operational excellence with customer-centric efficiency and eco-friendly finesse, enabling shipping solutions providers and their clients to stay abreast of competition via integrated maritime and logistics amenities.
The Vitality of Cargo Shipping
Facilitating 90% of the world’s commerce, the cargo shipping industry is the backbone of the global economy with a superior capacity to transport raw materials and manufactured goods in bulk while proving to be more energy-efficient and cost-effective than other modes of freightage.
Optimising Terminal Efficiency
High-tech developments in the shipping industry have been crucial to cater to the burgeoning demand for the service quality, timeliness, and capacity of container terminals, with the added responsibility of protecting the environment. If you’re looking for premier freight forwarders in Sri Lanka proffering innovative maritime solutions, venture no further than the likes of McLarens Sri Lanka.
Surveys vs. Inspections
Container ships need to be thoroughly checked for any issues that could compromise their seaworthiness, with inspection carried out every third year or every six months and surveys conducted annually to remain in compliance with the IMO’s requirements. While inspections attend to the surface-level maintenance aspects of the ship, such as water damage, holes in the hull, and mould, surveys are in-depth investigations carried out by official persons to determine whether the vessel is safe and quality-assured based on IMO standards.
Ensuring Terminal Safety
From dry dock surveys that delve into the structural integrity of the hull and construction safety inspections that assess corrosion of metal components, draining systems, and watertight doors to surveys of the ship and terminal equipment, such as emergency lights, fire-fighting equipment, propulsion and steering gears, navigation systems, forklifts, reach stackers, straddle carriers, and containers, protocols must be in place to ensure safety and boost efficiency gains.