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Delivering Performance

As the automation trend continues to grow rapidly in the ports and terminals sector, key stakeholders are looking for ways to deliver performance. This edition, published ahead of the Container Terminal Automation Conference 2019, focuses on how terminals can achieve results.

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Papers in this edition:


VAHLE SMGX: Reliable Wireless Data Communication

VAHLE has dedicated many efforts during the last years to develop a reliable wireless data communication with the capabilities to replace fiber optics on port equipment for the use of remote operation, communication and automation.

The Future of Free Zones In The UK

Since the EU referendum, there has been a growing interest in the reintroduction of free zones in the United Kingdom. Those advocating free zones believe that they will help to boost British trade after Brexit and promote economic growth.

New Ports: From Confrontation to Collaboration?

Our coasts and estuaries are amongst the most productive habitats for biodiversity in the world, and their value is recognised through legal designations, including under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. They are also international shipping routes and perform a wider range of ecosystem functions including flood mitigation.

How the Chain will Change: Digital Standards in Maritime Infrastructure

Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure that has been specially designed for maritime actors.

Enabling the Connected Port of Things

As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.

Developing a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain

The maritime industry is deeply rooted in the movement of physical goods, but this does not make it immune from digital disruption. Increasingly, operation technology (OT) is highly connected to information technology (IT).

Supercharged Free Ports: The Evolution of Port-Centric Logistics

The concept of port-centric logistics isn’t new and many will say it has been around almost as long as ports themselves. Today, it is an integral part of supply chain management and in the UK PD Ports has been one of the leading port operators to embrace and develop the concept.

Pervasive, Industrial, Wireless: Evolving Terminal Operations

Private cellular wireless services are the key to unlocking the digital transformation of terminal operations. Today, the full-scale automation of berth and yard operations, including the deployment of automated stacking cranes (ASC) and automated horizontal transport, such as straddle carriers, as well as the use of drones, is being held back by the inadequacies of existing wireless systems.

We Are Smarter But Are We Safer?

Captain Richard W A Brough takes a closer look at the safety of port operations in an age of increasing technological development

Case Study: Optimizing Trapac

In this paper, Sylvia Wong and Evan Crawford take a closer look at how automation was implemented at the highly automated facility in Los Angeles

Q&A: Matthias Korthals, Hapag-Lloyd

In an exclusive Q&A with PTI, Matthias Korthals, Senior Director Global Procurement, Hapag-Lloyd speaks about the major challenges the shipping industry is facing in 2019

Transforming Terminals in the Mega-Age

Uno Bryfors assess how terminals around the world are adapting to the changing nature of the shipping industry and what these facilities can do to transform with the times

BOXBAY: The Future is Vertical

Port Technology is pleased to release an exclusive technical paper from the brains behind the new 'high bay' terminal planned by DP World and SMS Group



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