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.
Papers in this edition:
Professor Theo Notteboom overview the transhipment issue and how ports in and around Europe are responding
There is growing excitement within the maritime sector regarding the benefits from operating with modern hybrid systems, combining both conventional ship engines and energy storage systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The growing increase of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world are causing concern among people and governments.
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.
Cyber-attacks and data theft are the threats considered most likely to occur in the marine industry within the next 10 years
David Moosbrugger looks at the challenges and benefits of implementing automated technologies within a terminal environment
Nazery Khalid assesses the key drivers of technological change within the maritime industry and looks forward to the future of the sector
In this paper, Jari Hamalainen and Pekka Yli-Paunu highlight an exciting technology that is changing the face of automated terminals
Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk focuses on the arctic shipping argument from the perspective of Inuit communities who could be massively affected
Captain Richard W A Brough takes a closer look at the safety of port operations in an age of increasing technological development
In this paper, Senior Researcher Bryan Comer assesses the moves being made by the shipping industry to become more sustainable
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
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
Ashraf Ghazy of the Damietta Port Authority underlines the scale and success of the ongoing Suez Canal expansion
Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals
The CEOs of Britain's major port associations discuss how the sector can prepare for and manage the upheaval created by Brexit
Mark Sisson highlights the increasing amount of focus on ship emissions in today's industry, and the options available to operators in a more environment-conscious 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
Port Technology's Editor Richard Joy reviews the second half of INFORM's groundbreaking sci-fi novella
Rich Ceci analyses the benefits of automation and looks at what the future might bring
This paper sees Wolfgang Lehmacher evaluate new digital innovations
Dr Yvo Saanen and Dr Azadeh, TBA, look at how the industry is adapting
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