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AI & Intelligence

PTI Edition 77 sees the launch of three new subsections of the Automation Section: Artificial Intelligence, Automated Intelligence, and Supply Chain Intelligence. This edition forms the academic underpinning of the PTI CTAC 2018 Conference

Papers in this edition:


Optimizing Port Throughput

While the world has grown more connected and interdependent, our ports often operate as isolated islands, with little connection to what’s happening upstream

Utilizing Waste to Create New Port Land

This paper presents the most recent port expansion and the major dredging and land creation project that has been undertaken in the Port of Gä vle since 2007

Terminal Technology: Trimming Truck Turn Times

Just one year after Hanjin’s bankruptcy temporarily slowed Long Beach’s momentum, container volumes came roaring back, totaling 7.5 million container units in CY2017 – the highest in the port’s 107-year history

E-Commerce Demands: A New Era of Port Technology

As the transportation and logistics industry continues to undergo a revolution in technology, different segments of the supply chain must adapt to meet the needs of their fellow stakeholders

Mesh Networks: The Key Enabler of Port Wide Mobility

Rajant Kinetic Mesh delivers the robust, mobile-enabled connectivity required to help port operators fully capitalize on the opportunities of evolving autonomy, IIoT, and robotics applications, because the network is the assets: everything that must connect and communicate to power transformative insights, efficiencies, and revenue gains

Dry Bulk Shipping: Will 2018 Finally See a Profit?

The ongoing recovery within the dry bulk shipping industry is still in a fragile state despite improving market fundamentals in 2017. Nevertheless, BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance for the dry bulk sector to improve further in 2018, if operational speeds do not increase.

Turning Data into Knowledge: Bridging the Gap in the Terminal Industry

Using data to drive operational improvements is a common industry practice, and the port logistics industry is no exception. However, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to improve operations is not always as straightforward as it might seem. The usage of data to improve your operations requires analytical skills and, in many cases, expert knowledge to fully comprehend the meaning of or draw conclusions about the data.

The Need for Landside Automation in Terminals

The container shipping industry is one of the most competiti ve industries in today’s marketplace. The dual force of globalizati on and the consolidation of shipping lines have forced terminals to move more containers in a shorter amount of ti me with lower costs. Because of this, terminal operators are constantly seeking ways to become more productive and cost-effective.

ECDIS: Navigation in 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made the carriage of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) mandatory under SOLAS V (Safety of Navigation) for most large vessels, with the deadline for entry into force, fast approaching on July 1, 2018.

Tie-Down Design Considerations: STS Container Cranes

When extreme winds blow, cranes sometimes collapse. If one tie-down fails, a crane can break loose and roll down the rails, destroying neighboring cranes. Although other crane structural failures can occur during extreme winds, crane to-wharf tie-down systems are often the weak link for full crane collapse, and thereby deserve more attention.

Big Data in the Maritime Industry

Big data has the potential to transform our industry. Through application and insights, big data is creating new opportunities to drive innovation and deliver tangible operational efficiencies across the shipping world. But information alone is not enough. It is the analysis of this data and the actionable insights it provides that will move our industry forward and determine our future.

Digitization and Automation: The Next Stage

Here at the beginning of 2018, it might be a good time to pause to take a look at what has actually been happening in the past year, why it happened and what is in store going forward

Ship Berthing Incidents: Revealing the Reality

Ship berthing incidents are all too common at ports globally. The two key areas of heightened risk are ship manoeuvring in the port and the process of mooring. Manoeuvring exposes the ship to collisions, while mooring can result in injuries or fatalities to crew or mooring line personnel.

Container Terminal Automation: The Step by Step Approach

What is the best practice approach for automating a port's existing container yard equipment in a brownfield terminal? There are a lot of different solutions available, yet in this paper we look into one of the most economically viable, safe and efficient methods: the step by step approach

Major Maritime Cyber Incidents: A Review

While profoundly transforming society and business, digitalization has also brought growing cybersecurity concerns. The maritime business depends increasingly on various IT systems both at sea and in ports

Terminal Automation: Converting to Auto-RTG

Operating an automated terminal requires a thorough change of business processes as well as new skillsets for the people operating the terminal. One way to successfully address these issues is a step-wise approach in converting the terminal from traditional manual operation to automation

Simulations For Ship Handling Training

The use of simulation tools is a proven method for many applications in the domain of ship manoeuvring. It has been found highly useful in the form of huge full mission ship handling simulators for training, as well as for port and fairway investigation.

How AI Can Power Growth

Over the long term, digitalization will ultimately connect buyers and sellers, automate paper trails and improve working capital through centralized settlements. The opportunity to tie the physical operating process to the digital financial operating process will accelerate to deliver on the promise of digitalization

Demystifying AI: The Human AI Partnership

2018 marks Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary, and at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the myth of creature turning on creator seems more relevant than ever before

Blockchain Pt II: Powering Port Collaboration

Our new interconnected environment needs one ingredient as old as time: Trust. Blockchain, the most well-known of enablers of distributed ledger technology (DLT) is seen as the agent of trust in the digital world, argues Wolfgang Lehmacher

Digital Container Shipping: The Path Toward Intelligent Supply Chains

Our industry cannot simply look at new technologies in isolation. We must be attuned to end users, taking note of their experience and implementing it as a core element in inspiring broader changes to transportation and logistical processes, argue Mafran Martinez and Dr. Oscar Pernia

2017: A Container Market Review

From the lows (and carrier losses) of 2016, freight rates improved sufficiently during the course of 2017 for the majority of carriers to return to profitable positions