This edition of the Journal of Ports & Terminals acts as a precursor to the Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference in Rotterdam from the 4-6 of November. The edition features the world-leading smart ports offering an insight into their operations, globally renowned supply chain academics writing on core smart port and supply chain issues, and a host of pioneering solution providers articulating their vision for the future of ports.
Papers in this edition:
The mega-sizing of the shipping industry, with larger ships, hub port strategies, consolidations and new alliances, drives container terminals to transform their operations to stay relevant. Furthermore, the cascading brings the mega-age effect to terminals of all types and sizes, to greenfield and existing facilities alike
More than 70% of the globally traded piece goods are currently transported in ISO containers by ship, rail, and truck. Centers for efficient cargo handling are container terminals, which are present in every major port.
Terminals are continuously focused on increasing the productivity and reducing their costs in order to obtain outstanding performance.
Digitalization, innovation, technology – these are the buzzwords of the decade. This is because in a competitive and dynamic market, seaports must embrace digitalization, innovation, and technology in order to become smarter entities, that is, they must strive to be ‘smart ports’.
Digitization allows ports to easily identify, assess and leverage what is available in the port ecosystem through technologies such as dashboards and touchscreens.
The 5G Vertical Integrated Industry for Massive Automation (5G VIIMA) is a research project between Kalmar and Nokia which represents one of the first real-world applications of time-critical 5G applications in terminal automation.
Since the creation of the first maritime container port in 1956, the container shipping industry has primarily grown through scaling operations in which we’ve transported more than we did in the past at a faster rate.
Shipping is one of the biggest transport means moving about 80%-90% of the world trade and that has experienced an increased demand from supply chain actors.
The maritime supply chain is a complex infrastructure, with several autonomous stakeholders operating in close cooperation.
Throughout the maritime industry, a digital transformation is under way, one that is reshaping smart shipping and the smart supply chain.
Maritime shipping is one of most efficient modes of transport today. With the growth in world trade, ship traffic in the world’s oceans has greatly increased over the past few decades, making maritime safety increasingly challenging. Safety
Many other industries have already innovated their business models by transitioning to outcome-based contracts, either with availability or performance guarantees.
To protect transported freight and inhibit the spread of foreign species, containers are always fumigated with chemicals and many of these are also dangerous to humans.
A highly connected and efficient port, and a vibrant maritime ecosystem are key factors leading to the success and growth of Singapore’s port and maritime industry.
AIS message transmissions number in the tens of millions every single day. The Internet of Things, radar and vessel monitoring systems have hugely increased the amount of data to be processed, stored, analysed and distributed, but a secure cloud-based or hosted infrastructure can reduce the cost, commercial and operational load while increasing the value to the mariner.
The function of ports differs by geographical location and industrial structure.
Much of the improvements in transportation and logistics since the onset of containerization have involved physical infrastructures.
More than 70% of the globally traded piece goods are currently transported in ISO containers by ship, rail, and truck.
Ports have an influx of vessels importing and exporting vast amounts of cargo, 24 hours a day, every day, year-round.
Over the last decade, the European Commission has stressed the urgent need to decarbonise the transport sector and improve environmental performance in the fight against climate change
Smart ports, like smart cities, will use a wide range of technologies, using data driven and automated devices connected together within an “internet of things”. New data collection and analytical technologies and techniques can supply information for safer and more efficient management of resources.
AHTs’ will create new age of fast, inexpensive and convenient transportation, with impacts reverberating far beyond the confines of the trucking industry. Efficiency. Technological prowess. Safety concerns. Public policy catch-up efforts, new jobs created, old jobs destroyed.
For the past eight years, Haifa Port has been working with the advanced TOS system from the Navis, and over this period we have strived to utilize the technology to its maximum
Like other high-throughput industries seeking to support exponential growth and increased profit, the international container shipping and intermodal industry is examining every component of the supply chain in order to make more of the handling and transportation processes quicker, cheaper, more data-centric
In a typical container port yard, containers are moved and stacked by rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs). This type of crane is not rail-guided, which means it can move from one aisle to another. With a “hybrid” electrified E-RTG, a battery array supplies the energy required for any movement of the RTG.
With the IMO 2020 regulation on sustainability fast approaching, this paper looks at the viability of battery powered ships and argues that it's time to make these a reality.
The days of conventional machining by means of dies, presses and hammers appear to be numbered with computer aided design (CAD) software, materials science and other technologies that 3D printing relies on becoming more advanced in recent years.
In light of continued global economic and political uncertainty, companies involved in international trade must now contend with an unprecedented amount of risk as the ‘new normal’.
Many supply chains are now quicker and nimbler than ever before. Technology is truly transforming supply chain capabilities. What we have labelled the ‘self-thinking supply chain’ is helping companies as diverse as Amazon and Zume Pizza to engage in ‘anticipatory shipping’ where product is moved closer to likely customer demand.
This article explores how the ports of the future can become smart, safe and secure, through the use of innovative technologies.