• 2017 March 7 16:49

    LASE successfully implements application LaseLCPS-2D for two crane systems at Intermodal Terminal WienCont in Austria

    Together with the Austrian crane manufacturer Hans Künz GmbH, LASE has successfully implemented the application LaseLCPS-2D (Load Collision Prevention System) for two crane systems at the Intermodal Terminal WienCont in Vienna, Austria. LASE says it is the one of the biggest container terminals for inland ports in Europe, where approx. 200.000 containers are handled annually. By the installation of this laser measurement system containers can be picked safely and noise reduced (without any collision) as well as dropped “softly”.

    The Intermodal Terminal in Vienna (Austria) is one of most important hubs for the national and international flow of goods. Austrian crane manufacturer Hans Künz GmbH has installed the modern crane systems on this site. Two of these cranes (RMGs) have been equipped with the laser measuring system LaseLCPS-2D (Load Collision Prevention System).

    Primarily the customer WienCont put a high emphasis on the Soft Landing function at this crane driver assistance system. This function is being activated while hoisting the load and ensures container drops without any wear as well as with explicitly reduced noise emission. This is why not only damages at the containers or spreaders can be reduced, but also the noise pollution for the environment. Especially at Intermodal Terminals, which are mostly situated in the proximity of residential areas, low pollution is important for a good neighbourliness.

    The measurement system consists of two 2D laser scanners from the LASE 2000D-Series, which provide highly precise 2D profiles to the measurement software. The laser scanners are mounted under the crane trolley in order to generate a scan area in both trolley directions. While driving over the container stacks a current height profile of the containers is created permanently. Simultaneously the laser scanners measure the height of the load (spreader with or without container). In case of a finished container move, the relative distance between the objects is known by the relative position measurement. Thus the measurement system can control the hoist such that the spreader on a container or a container on a container, waggon or truck can be dropped “softly”.

    Furthermore the measurement system LaseLCPS-2D can prevent collisions, if the hoist (with or without container) drives over the container stacking area. Next to the applied 2D version the application software LaseLCPS is also available as a 3D version (by the use of 3D laser scanners) und ensures a safe and gentle handling of the materials for RMG-, RTG- and STS-Cranes in the worldwide biggest container ports reliably.

    LASE is one of the worldwide leading companies for laser-based sensor applications for the industry. The company offers innovative and productive solutions by combining state-of-the-art laser technology and sophisticated software applications. The broad product range of precise and reliable 1D-, 2D- and 3D laser measurement systems can be applied for several industry sectors. Profiles, positions, dimensions and volumes can be determined exactly. Founded in 1990, the German-based company became a Global Player throughout the years that is internationally represented by branch offices or distributors.




2018 April 26

18:35 British Ports Association elects Alec Don as new Chairman
18:05 AIDA launches 2018 cruise season in Rostock
17:35 Cruise season begins in Stockholm
17:05 Royal IHC delivers 4000 tonnes crane vessel GULLIVER to Scaldis
16:49 Tallink launches virtual customer services assistant Nemo
16:34 IMO meeting in July to continue 2020 preparations
16:05 Aker Solutions upgrades Aberdeen site to target growing subsea services market
15:50 Cruise season in Tallinn starts on April 26 with this year’s first cruise vessel Viking Sea calling the Old City Harbour
15:35 New report of Intrernational Transport Forum assesses Japan’s ambition to become an international bunkering hub for LNG
15:34 MEPC 72: ISO confirms plans to develop interim guidance for 0.50%S bunker fuel
15:33 Hamburg newly elected Board Member for Cruise Europe Association
15:19 50 percent Co2 cut by 2050 – governments must acknowledge enormity of what IMO has agreed - ICS
14:49 IMO takes first step toward Arctic HFO ban, but first needs to define ‘HFO’
14:10 Highway section of Crimea Bridge passed acceptance tests (photo)
13:02 The newly established Klaveness Combination Carriers AS to form part of the solution to the ambitious climate strategy passed on by IMO
12:24 IPCSA is new honorary partner for Ports 4.0 Conference in Tallinn
12:22 Revenue at port of Amsterdam grows in 2017
12:01 GTT and Sembcorp Marine sign a license agreement for the design and construction of membrane tank solutions
11:48 Boskalis towage joint venture Keppel Smit Towage names first LNG powered harbor tug in South East Asia
11:39 2,258 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland this winter navigation season
11:39 DP World reports 7.3 % gross volume growth in first quarter of 2018
11:13 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:42 Klaipėdos nafta starts allocation of LNG terminal capacities for new gas year
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.61% to $74.45, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.48% to $68.38
09:54 IMO reaffirmed support for its African Member States
09:32 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’s shipyard repaired ferry vessel owned by Sea Trade Fleet of Turkmenistan
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,376 points

2018 April 25

18:31 Westcon appeals the court judgement regarding the TSV Safe Scandinavia conversion
18:18 Three-day event held in Papua New Guinea focused on safety of domestic ferries
18:16 Fast ferry for Angolan Transport Ministry launched at Damen Shipyards Singapore
18:12 DNV GL develops offshore safety guidance for Greek Regulator
17:56 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches yet another minesweeper of Project 12700
17:29 Qatargas delivers its first LNG cargo to Bangladesh as part of agreement with Petrobangla
17:02 Russian Railways announces 2017 Consolidated Results under IFRS
16:37 Polskie LNG CEO Paweł Jakubowski: LNG terminal extension program is speeding up
16:05 Wärtsilä partners with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote maritime technologies
15:48 Profit attributable to shareholders of NOVATEK decreased by 39.3% to RUB 43.1 billion
15:30 Volga Shipping Company opens navigation on the Upper Volga river
15:14 MOL expands its NVOCC business with the unified brand "MOL Worldwide Logistics"
15:06 BWMS manufacturers and stakeholders set up new association BEMA
14:55 Innovative Damen RSD Tug 2513 kicks-off introduction tour in Italy
14:09 Ilari Kallio appointed Chief Digital Officer at Konecranes
13:20 Nakilat records 13% increased profits for the first quarter of 2018
12:59 Philippines accedes to air pollution and energy efficiency rules
12:33 Cruise season begins at the Port of Gdansk
12:09 HELCOM progresses firmly towards reducing input of pollutants into the Baltic Sea
11:51 8,791 ships are fitted out with the GLONASS navigation equipment - Dmitry Rogozin
11:28 All seaports in Crimea will be fully equipped with GLONASS system in 2018 - Dmitry Rogozin (photo)
11:09 Keppel Offshore & Marine signs MOU with MPA and TCOMS to jointly develop autonomous vessels
10:50 LUKOIL BoD recommends dividend distribution for 2017 in the amount of RUB 215 per ordinary share
10:26 Brent Crude futures price up 0.08% to $73.8, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $67.61
10:09 WinGD wins marine propulsion Emissions Reduction Award
09:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:20 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,306 points
09:08 The Port of Rotterdam welcomes IMO’s first step in reducing CO2 from shipping
08:17 Keppel on track to deliver South East Asia’s first LNG powered tug

2018 April 24

18:43 GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth
18:29 Summa Group and Rosneft denied holding negotiations on Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port
17:30 Future perspectives for maritime industry to be studied at Maritime Future Summit (MFS) during SMM
17:06 PSA and GeTS to develop new global trade facilitation & supply chain platform “Calista™”