The Hamburg Port Authority’s Impressive IoT Project – Forbes #fremantle

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has engaged in the most impressive Internet of Things (IoT) projects that the logistics industry has seen. And their work is not yet done. Sascha Westermann, the Head of ITS and Intermodal Traffic Management, spoke at SAPinsider on March 21st about HPA’s progress to date and […]

Source: The Hamburg Port Authority’s Impressive IoT Project – Forbes

Interesting to read the comments on Freoview today in regards so the blog post titled.

FREMANTLE CITY REINVENTING THE PORT DEVELOPMENT WHEEL

No surprise that commentators, comments actually disagree with the point they are trying to make. Stating that modern ports don’t need to be as large as they used to be contridict the point they make later about having to built a new port to cater for expansion.

Fremantle port can dispense allot more TEU’s than it does now, but it is restricted with its trucks movements as not to flood the local road network with trucks, jamming the entire local network making its decades out dated road network completely congested.

What the new port crowd will not tell is about ports that are completely residential locked and with no space to expand, are they moving as the anti-port crowd wants for Freo, of course not they are mechanizing, becoming more efficient and investing in technology and infrastructure , something that Fremantle council fights constantly against.

Here is a couple of quotes from Fobres magazine April 2016 on the 2nd busiest container port in Europe with over 40,000 TRUCK movements a day. Europe use trucks for port and container movements, you wouldn’t believe it with all the anti-truck & car crap you hear from a select elite self appointed  few in Fremantle.

“The Port of Hamburg is the second busiest container port in Europe, and is a key trade lane connecting Eastern Europe to Germany and the rest of the world. The HPA is in charge of providing efficient infrastructure in the port area: managing the real estate; making sure quay walls, bridges, wharves and other waterfront structures are maintained, maintaining 140 kilometers of roads and 130 bridges within the port area, and managing the traffic,

Over 9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) are transported through the port every year, and this is forecast to double by 2025. But the Hamburg Port is located in an urban area and they cannot increase the size of the port to handle increased traffic. To handle shipments efficiently, the HPA must operate smarter. Better traffic management also helps to minimize pollution. The port and city are impacted by up to 40,000 truck trips daily and no one wants those trucks spending a high amount of time idling.”

European port can you believe, the statistics, nothing like the BS we here from the anti establishment crowd, completely distorting the facts on what is going on overseas to suit their own personal and political agendas.

So the second biggest port in the EU.

  • 140kms of Roads
  • 130 bridges
  • Tunnels (can’t do that in Freo the world may end our suburb may fall into it. Strangely the rest of the worlds cities, have networks of tunnels under them, Freo we prefer, folklore over fact and evil tunnel stories to scare our kids with.)
  • Traffic management, not anti car as Freo council but management.
  • 9,000,000 TEUs movements, compared to Freo’s 700,000 a year, whats the difference, roads, tunnels, bridges, thousands of trucks infrastructure not quite the story painted by Freo’s anti car and truck political elite.
  • 40,000 truck visits a day, WHAT trucks in Europe ins’t it all on rail, powered by wind and solar power, you mean they use trucks running on diesel in the middle of residential area with a population of 1,700,000 people not quite the same as freo’s 30,000 is it.

Never let the facts get in the way of a bullshit story.

Fremantle Hacked, Don’t drink the coolaid Freo your getting a con j ob story from a few designed to scare the mass for their ideological purpose.

Oh and for container ships the draft is only one issue for efficient loading we need cranes that can get out to width of the vessel the draft is less important as thats more about harbour depth and dredging.

Its amazing how just one new crane in Freo about 2103 significantly increased the efficiency of Freo port operations. Imagine what 4 would do?

So why do we need a new port which would need the same new cranes anyway, oh right, they hate roads etc, they will have to build twice as much road space to make their new harbour work, plus new break-yards, and have freight travel twice the distance, all in the name of efficiency and pollution reduction.

LOL. Where does the BS stop.

Oh and all that development still leaves freo for freight, trucks, trains, and passenger vehicles numbers worse off after they only invest in the new harbour.

Make sense, NO, right so “Dont Drink the Coolaid”,  its all they are selling.

 

 

Perth Freight Link Gets Infrastructure Australia tick of approval

 

A quote from Infrastructure Australia’s website on PFL.

2014-2015 Assessment Brief

Overall Assessment

Infrastructure Australia considers that the proponent has provided good evidence that access to port gateways in Perth is a nationally significant problem. In addition, Infrastructure Australia has a high level of confidence that the proposed solution will deliver net economic benefits.

Infrastructure Australia Priority List

Decision Infrastructure Australia assesses the project be included on the Infrastructure Priority List at Threshold.

Have a read this is a big new win for the State Gov, shame Freo has not had input into positives for our city to gain if the project goes ahead. As if its just a truck road, Fremantle has lost the opportunity for some big wins for our city.

What a shame. Another missed opportunity.

Mark McGowan touts ‘metro hubs’ plan for Perth. The Freo Factor

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Mark McGowan touts ‘metro hubs’ plan for Perth.

Hasn’t this idea been around for decades, I seem to recall it was a big issue back in the early to mid-90’s? I thought the government had a report made back in the 50’s that talked about a similar concept?

I was glad to read a comment reportedly from Mr McGowan “It’s not good enough to just whack down a block of units on a quiet suburban street and call it infill.” Cause that’s what places like Burt St are getting from the COF. No other infrastructure just a big lump of apartments with a huge R160 zoning. Isn’t that what the Kim Beazley site is getting not as dense but still out of character for the suburb? Isn’t that what’s planned for the Old Bunker site off Swanbourne St? There is no plans for services, PT, shops, retail, etc. certainly no light rail? Some aren’t even offering an additional 10% for open public space, to cater for the influx of people brought in by the infill. All this development  being driven by the COF with what seems to be none of the desired facilities/services mentioned in the article?

As the crow flies Fremantle is just under 15kms from Perth, it has a rail link, it has a bus hub, it has residential, and it has high-rise apartments, though its retail is dying. It has recreational activities, beaches, sporting clubs, parks, festivals, arts community. So Fremantle has all of the ingredients mentioned in the article, reported from Professor Newman, so what aren’t we flourishing?

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Vegas knows a little about moving people

Areas like Booragoon have no light rail, no plans for light rail, no massive infill or high rises planned to the best of my knowledge. Though has plans to double its retail area, is attracting businesses with office space, but offers none of the key ingredients for success mentioned in the article (apart from free car parking and retail which seem to go hand in hand)?

Murdoch and Success seem to be thriving and going ahead in leaps and bounds, is that due to the rail going through the middle of their centres or is it also perhaps helped with a little 6 lane Freeway running alongside it? Small detail.

Further from reports that the government may be moving away from promised light rail in the northern suburbs due to a spiralling cost blow outs, does this not leave a massive hole in the FREO 2029 vision, just weeks after it came out? Without the light rail they dream about, no major business to employ all the people they wish to bring with their infill plans, housing diversity plan, new parking policy and one train line going north, will this vision have a chance? Where will all these people work and how will they get to their jobs. Will light rail solve the issue for parents dropping off kids at school and then shooting straight off to work and vise e versa for pickup time? It’s well and good to have a vision but when you are relying on a State Government to fund it that doesn’t seem to care about Freo, no matter which flavour is in, you could be dreaming?

Having lived in cities with light rail or undergrounds and great public transport systems, it’s easy to see the benefits of such a network. People’s lives are based around these networks. The challenge here is that people’s lives are based around the car or motorbikes, so the question is how much will people be happy to give up to use PT, how much will they be prepared to change in their lives to suit PT?     

Right now kids/teenagers are saving, thinking, dreaming about their 1st car, getting a license. I still recall staff I had working for me talk about getting their 1st car and the FREEDOM, they perceived it would give them, talk of servicing, insurance, repairs, new tyres, costs weren’t of interest to them. All they talked about was what it would allow them to have the freedom they wanted and for some of the girls the safety of not having to travel on PT. So good luck being the group that’s wants to take dreams from kids.

The other concern is that if all the infill and higher density comes, without the light rail and business/jobs how will the people living in these new carless environments get around. Further if jobs do come to town what’s the chance of people living close to work, it’s not like it was decades back when you could get a job for life and lived close by, with our transient employment style now, with companies, growing one day, downsizing the next, technology replacing workers, outsourcing, closing down and/or moving, promotions, job changes, etc. how do u plan to live close to where u work?

Finally Perth 9th most liveable city in the world things can’t be too bad here.

FREO DEVELOPMENT COULD BE BETTER | Freo’s View

FREO DEVELOPMENT COULD BE BETTER | Freo’s View.

I know what you mean Roel they are pretty shoe box looking places springing up, the Knutfords one has that look to it too, lets hope the new development coming up are going to turn out better?

But  I don’t know if I would agree that is how all of WA is heading.

Look at a design put forward for Elizabeth Quay god knows if will ever get up but box like its not.

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Then look at the great job of the Print hall area, looks like a shot in xin tian di right here in Perth

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Brookfield Place – home to Print Hall, The Heritage, Bobeche, Mont Blanc and Daniel Hechter – also won three awards. Photo: Peter Bennetts

Can’t decide if i like it or not but the Perth Arena is award winning and certain not a plain old box type

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Photo: Duncan Barnes,

Then we have a new staduim or footie field coming to perth, which i dont think is really big enough if its being built for the next 50yrs? But all the same a spectaular looking ground, worthy to hold big international events?

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New train station or rail link to perth from the footie ground

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The new East perth Apartments looked pretty flash too.

So i dont think all development in WA is looking like boxes but it would be nice if Freo saw some of this sort of action

 

 

Fremantle, Wave or Wind Energy Whats the Future?

 

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Yesterday the World’s first grid connected wave generator came online in Perth.

Carnegie Wave Energy says the Perth Wave Energy Project is the first grid connected wave power plant and the only one anywhere in the world operating multiple wave units.

Great to see such a technology and a world first happening here in Western Australia

Bringing light to which is a better way to go Wind or Wave?

Most of Perth’s population is spreading up the coast now we can take power generation along with expansion. Think of the power saved in transmission loss, it’s 3 times more predictable than wind, being a great help to the grid supply system management.

The volume of wave energy hitting WA is theoretical able to deliver 10 times the state’s power needs. It would be great to see this sort of power in places like Rottnest?

I can really see advantages in this type of power generation systems, plus the cosmetic effect of no ugly wind turbines which really are a blight on the landscape. No bird strike kills, no rotors throwing themselves apart, no 100m high gearbox fires, to fight no more research needed to find out what damage wind turbines are doing to the health of those living close by.

This current unit also has the ability to generate drinking water with its turbines supplying water pressure for the desalination plant, supplying renewable energy and fresh water.

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As I understand the systems have to become much bigger to make them compatible with current fossil fuel systems but pilot project like this are a great start for a real deliverable system with a great collaboration of private investors state and federal government making it possible, with the military part contributor and the purchaser of the power and water being generated.

The next step I have read is a 1MW system 4 times larger than this current unit.

Great to see another world first in W.A. I really hope it works out and it seems like a great way forward. What better to power a place like Perth and Freo, the ocean we all love to live alongside?

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