Edition 69 of Port Technology has a special focus on shipping, with exclusive Q&A's with the world's top carriers, and insights into the shipping industry from analysts. Also featured are papers on areas such as port automation, LNG, security and the floundering dry bulk market.
Papers in this edition:
In adapting to a new maritime landscape, ABB believe operators have to utilise automation and IT solutions in order to safely navigate peaks and troughs
The steam engine. Electricity. Automation. The Internet of Things: these 4 terms describe the evolution of industrial progress in roughly the last 2 eras. The Internet of Things – also addressed as the fourth wave in industrial development, or as the ‘digitisation’ of industry – offers various opportunities to the port sector
The danger of cyber-attack on computers and networks has been recognised as a Tier 1 threat by the UK government in its 2010 National Security Strategy, how can you defend the supply chain?
Prospects for container transshipment
The dry bulk market is grappling to survive in absence of demand. Trade of the major commodities, coal and iron ore, have almost become stagnant. Result: the big vessels are suffering the most
An argument stating its not all about overcapacity with regards to mega-ships
Professor Jean-Paul Rodrigue explores how maritime shipping is finding disadvantages of scale
In 2015, the largest ship had a capacity of 19,200 TEU, but larger ships with up to 21,100 TEU are to be built in coming years: how can we be ready?
‘Smart’ is a very fashionable term. In recent years people have been talking about Smart in a range of ways
Since the early-2000s, given the increasing profitability of the container port business, investors have changed the port market. Find out how
Imaginative paper from Olaf Merk that charts the journey of a contemporary journey of a container and produces a biographical journey exploring the supply chain
Paper covers the development of pioneering TBA design
Expert analysis from Dr Oscar Pernia (Navis) and Francisco de los Santos of Algeciras Port Authority
As ports continue to look for ways to boost productivity and efficiently use energy, LED lighting continues to be the right solution according to Musco
Exclusive Q&A with Maersk Line's Head of Terminal Performance Tommy Nilsson
Linde specialist explains key ways to cut shipping emissions
An insight from Kuenz into their work at Maasvlakte II
Robert Kessler of Oceaneering International outlines how to berth mega-ships in an era when congestion is rife
This paper analyses how increased size can affect a vessel’s security
Jorn Springer, Senior Director Fleet Support Center, Hapag-Lloyd, explains how Hapag-Lloyd have developed in the 21st century
The first 18,000 TEU vessel arrived at the US West Coast towards the end of 2015. This paper addresses what this means for the Trans-Pacific trade lane and how the Port of Long Beach is positioned to handle these massive vessels
East Africa has long been marginalised as a somewhat less significant part of the global container industry, with inadequate capital investment in infrastructure leading to the majority of cargo being transhipped over Red Sea or Middle East Gulf ports such as Jebel Ali, Salalah or the Indian Ocean Islands
They say that the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself. The only way to survive is to adapt. How businesses adapt to changes in a global economy determines who will be left standing when the dust settles. It happens in every industry, from banking to building, and the marine industry is no exception.
How the fuel of the future can work for shippers and ports
Key shipper discusses industry in exclusive Q&A
Feature and Q&A with the world's third-largest shipper CMA CGM
Q&A with Stephen L. Caldwell, BIC Security Award Winner 2015
Whatever the fluctuations currently seen in the oil market, Liquefied Natural Gas, (LNG), is still widely regarded as the fuel of the future
Whilst port infrastructure is crucial to the advancement of local and national economies, the fact remains that port infrastructure procurement; development and operations are costly both towards the capital expenditure needed to develop the assets, as well as the operating costs generated by running the assets.
Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) have become an increasingly familiar – and spectacular – sight around the UK’s coast as vessels continue to grow in size