Editors Note – It is thought that 85% of a large amount of households are full of things made in a country outside of the United kingdom. But when these are made outside of the UK, how are they brought into the country? Our ports are one of the demanding on this planet with container ships going out and in all the time, communications are essential for an capable and smooth running operation.
The global shipping industry expanded from revenues of around billion in 2001 to over 8 billion by the end of 2008, an average of 10% growth per year. The industry employs around 1.6 million people and some 8 billion tons of freight is handled each year through sea ports.
The emergence of new economies bringing strong demand for commodities matched to worldwide demand for cheaper manufactured goods has fuelled the growth of shipping as the most cost effective method to transport goods, accounting for some 90% of goods traded between countries
Modern sea ports play a key role in the development of the global economy and service, not just geography, has become the driver to attracting traffic.
As port terminal operations have become more complex, with logistics, inventory controls, “just-in-time” service and sophisticated container tracking systems, so too has the need to maximise efficiency.
Clear reliable voice and data communication between port management and their many teams plays a pivotal role in delivering operational efficiency and improved safety and security; not easy across large areas with containers and mechanical handling equipment interfering with radio signals.
Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® digital two-way radio systems have been selected by some of the most modern ports in the world where they are deployed to enhance the flow of cargo by reducing the incidence of bottlenecks, while ensuring the safety of staff and the security of the facility.
Among its many benefits, NEXEDGE® Digital Two-Way walkie-talkies and in-vehicle units additionally feature an Analogue/Digital Mixed Mode which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make; providing a straightforward and economical way to use existing radios while migrating to the benefits of digital without compromising service quality and reliability.
All NEXEDGE® hand portable walkie talkies conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation in harsh environments.
Original Source – http://www.nexedgebusiness.co.uk/market_sectors/ports