Port and Harbour Operations, SOP Manual


This SOP article delivers a brief report on“Port and Harbor Operations”.This industry primarily involved in providing / offering various services to passengers and international, national, or civil marine ships, or publicships. Increasing human population, emerging economic conditions in developing nation, globalization, rising growth in marine industry, and increasing demand in alternative transport systems, these are the major facts that influence the growth of global port and harbor operations industry market. Owing to wide range of geographical area and emerging economic conditions, Asia-Pacific region especially China dominate the global port and harbor operations industry market in terms of ship traffic and revenue generation. Based on the type of harbor, the industry is classified into different types such as Inland port, fishing port, dry port, warm water port and seaport. This industry generates revenue through rental fee form marine companies and retail & other sales services to the passengers. Whereas, mostly half percent of revenue are generated from rental fee from marine companies. Frequent change in weather conditions, economic slowdown, availability of alternative transport systems, pandemic issues, and other external affairs, these are considered as the major threats which may led to restrict the growth of global port and harbor operations industry market. According to the market report and future trend, the global port and harbor operations industry market is projected to witness a massive growth in upcoming forecast period.

Industry’s Subsector:

  • Canal maintenance services
  • Canal operation
  • Docking facility operations
  • Harbor maintenance services
  • Harbor operation
  • Lighthouse operation
  • Maintenance services, waterfront terminal
  • Port facility operation
  • Seaway operation
  • Waterfront terminal operation
  • Wharf operation

Operations Performed in Harbor and Port:

  • Air Conditioning Maintenance
  • Auto Salvage
  • Ballast Water Management
  • Bilge Waste Management
  • Boiler Maintenance
  • Cargo Loading & Off-Loading
  • Chemical Storage & Handling
  • Construction Activities
  • Container Terminal
  • Dredging
  • Dredged Material Disposal
  • Dry Bulk Storage
  • Equipment Cleaning
  • Dry Dock
  • Fish Pier
  • Foundry / Blacksmith
  • Fueling
  • Fumigation Practices
  • Greenfields
  • Import / Export
  • Machine Shop
  • Marinas
  • Painting & Paint Removal
  • Trash / Solid Waste
  • Warehouse

Machines and Equipment Used in this Industry:

  • Storage racks
  • Cutting tables
  • Spreading machines
  • Cutting machines
  • Scissors
  • Other cutting equipment
  • Sewing machines
  • Paint spraying machines
  • Paint pumps
  • Spraying machines
  • Shipyard guns
  • Simultaneous spraying machines
  • Other spraying equipment
  • Dispensing machines
  • Shipyard compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Vacuum systems
  • Other injection and gluing equipment
  • Shipyard sanders
  • Shipyard grinders
  • Shipyard polishers
  • Shipyard scalers
  • High-pressure cleaners
  • Shipyard sandblasting machines
  • Sandblasting cabinets
  • Dust extractors
  • Other sanding, grinding and cleaning equipment
  • Shipyard bending machines
  • Machining centers
  • Measuring devices
  • Other tools and machines
  • Design software
  • Calculation software
  • Other shipyard software
  • Shelters
  • Shipyard cranes
  • Shipyard trailers
  • Other shipyard handling equipment
  • Cradles

International Standard and Association Regarding to this industry:

Top Harbors and Ports in the World:

  • Port of Shanghai- China
  • Port of Singapore- Pasir Panjang, Singapore
  • Port of Shenzhen-Shenzhen, Guangdong
  • Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan-Ningbo & Zhoushan, Zhejiang
  • Port of Guangzhou- China
  • Port of Busan-South Korea
  • Port of Hong Kong-Hong Kong
  • Port of Qingdao-China
  • Port of Tianjin-China
  • Port of Jebel Ali-UAE

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