Why America’s shipping ports aren’t automated

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At the Port of Oakland there are massive cranes sitting there that are veritable money-printing machines.  As ships coming from Asia dock in the San Francisco Bay, these industrial behemoths quickly usher goods-bearing containers off the deck and onto land. Modern container ships are filled with thousands of containers. At peak efficiency, a single crane can remove about 40 of these per hour — and for each one they unload, companies moving containerized cargo are charged a terminal handling fee of around $300.

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ConstruKs – Containers That Use Nature’s Own Materials to Reduce the Impact of Natural Distasters

 

ConstruKs

Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase

ConstruKs are containers that can be stacked in any configuration and can be made of many materials (permanent to biodegradable).They are used for many purposes – including architectural/structural.  They use what nature has to offer for ballast material to fill/stabilize the matrix. Ex: sand, gravel and even the flood water itself (liquids require a membrane).

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