This edition of The Journal considers automation of container terminals and how the industry is delivering the next steps towards full and semi-automation.
With the inclusion of 28 brand new technical papers The Journal also explores terminal planning in the age of automation, environmental sustainability for ports, the impact of mega ships and other topics.
Automation continues to drive innovation across several industries, and there is no greater example of this than maritime.
However, implementation, technology and best practices continue to be a constant source of debate and analysis across the sector, as is shown in this edition of the PTI Journal.
The automation debate is not new, but it remains a booming market and a source of growth for the wider container terminal industry.
One thing is for certain, automation is here to stay.