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The Barometer Report Charting stakeholders’ perceptions of the commercial ports, harbours and terminals industry Trelleborg Marine Systems | Takes the pressure off

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Preface This research-led white paper is based on the views of approximately 150 senior industry stakeholders, including port owners / operators, engineering consultants and contractors. In bringing this document together Trelleborg Marine Systems has commissioned an independent study, in conjunction with Port Strategy magazine, which explores the operational, commercial and environmental pressures on senior decision makers in the ports, harbours and terminals industry. Using robust, quantitative data, the report outlines existing perceptions on a range of issues pertinent to the industry....

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1.0 Operations & Management This section focuses on decision makers’ attitudes to their everyday roles and responsibilities covering issues such as risk, bureaucracy, downtime and the role of technology in port operations. But the silver lining is that new technologies and data are being harnessed to ease the burden, reduce port incidents and improve customer management. What proportion of your port(s)’ downtime was unscheduled in the last 12 months? Key findings: Downtime • 1 in 5 operators believe that 25% or more of their port’s downtime is unscheduled • The vast majority (88%) of...

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This section examines the level of business confidence in the sector, highlighting stakeholders’ investment priorities and purchasing criteria. In purchasing products, services and equipment, more than half of operators (52%) are witnessing some or significant downwards price pressure. Two thirds of consultants (67%) and the entire sample of contractors (100%) agree that price erosion has occurred due to increased supplier competition In terms of specifying berthing and mooring products and services, performance is by far the biggest influence on operators (41%), followed by whole life...

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Preventative maintenance is an important issue for operators, yet downtime is relatively high and investment prioritisation is low. There’s an acceptance that prevention is better than a cure, but the industry is not taking its medicine. This final section reveals decision makers’ attitudes towards suppliers and the value of their expertise in relation to cost. The findings also explore whether third parties are successfully integrating their services and if environmental pressures are impacting upon buyers’ purchasing decisions. On balance, this inconsistency is clearly being fuelled by...

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importance and feasibility. The industry will need to refocus its attention, voluntarily or otherwise, on longer term environmental aspirations, but with at least one key difference. Suppliers must demonstrate, in overall cost terms, that greener also means leaner. Only then will it become the norm, rather than a perceived extra. How much pressure are you under to specify sustainable or green materials? • espite most stakeholders being prepared to pay more for D preventative maintenance, there is a widespread acceptance that budget pressures have forced cut-backs • uture port investment...

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Trelleborg Marine Systems | Takes the pressure off Asia PACIFIC Trelleborg Marine Systems Australia Tel: +61 2 9285 0200 Trelleborg Marine Systems Melbourne Docking & Mooring Group Tel: +61 3 9575 9999 Trelleborg Marine Systems Singapore Tel: +65 6268 8005 Trelleborg Marine Systems China Tel: +86 532 8077 0098 PT Trelleborg Indonesia Tel: +62 21 797 6211 Trelleborg Marine Systems Japan Tel: +81 3 3512 1981 INDIA, MIDDLE EAST AND...

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