Wireless Connectivity in Port Terminals E-Book

Wireless Connectivity in Port Terminals E-Book

This exclusive Wireless Connectivity in Port Terminals E-Book has been brought to you by Nokia and Port Technology International.

Through the articles in this E-Book we will explore how wireless connectivity is evolving and enhancing operations at ports and terminals globally. The need for ports to adapt is more important than ever as the supply chain becomes increasingly demanding and other actors within the industry adapt, such as the shipping lines which are increasing the size of their vessels.

All these factors, and more, demand that ports continue to innovate and implement the latest technologies into their operations to meet demand and optimize. The use of industrial-grade private wireless networks will be able to provide the secure communications for digital transformation to take place. They will be used across the board from the equipment, supplied by the likes of Kalmar, which is already testing the use of 5G connectivity in its wireless RTGs.

At the higher level 5G and LTE will be implemented throughout Port Community Systems to make sure that connectivity and date provides the digital backbone needed to overcome the challenges that ports are up against today.

We already know that 5G is coming to us through the latest smart phone technology, but it is now clear that our industry will benefit from this new level of connectivity.

If you are not yet a subscriber you can view the E-Book for a limited time via this link.

Automation in 2018

This end of year e-book features exclusive papers from Cyberlogitec, Containerchain, Motorola and Manzanillo International Terminal

2038: A Smart Port Story

Port Technology is proud to announce the publication of 2038, A Smart Port Story: Part 1, a new novella taking place in a port of the future, by Dr Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier of INFORM.

2038 envisions new ports taking the mantle of transhipment global giants due to new Arctic routes, AI bots managing whole terminals, and political and social skirmishes building in the backdrop of increased robotization – all in the winding narrative surrounding a fatality within a terminal.

The ‘anti-techs’, a seditious group with a hostile attitude toward technology, blame the AI bots, while the terminal search through their data to find out why, and how, a human even made his way onto terminal grounds which are now strictly reserved for bots only.

Has the security system been breached? Was it an inside job? Was it the bots? These are the questions the protagonist of the piece, INTERPOL official ‘Douglas’, must find answers to.

#SPSC18 e-Book #3 Reconceptualizing The Port

The Reconceptualizing The Port e-Book features content from some of the top names in the port and terminal industry, including:

  • Hans Rook and Richard Morton, International Port Community System Association
  • Simon Streat, Bolero International
  • Kris Kosmala, Quintiq
  • Gerald Hirt, HVCC

Reconceptualizing The Port follows the blockchain eBook ‘Blockchain in Supply Chains’ and the supply chain eBook ‘Path to Intelligence‘.

#SPSC18 Conference e-Book #2 Blockchain

The Blockchain in Supply Chains e-Book features content from some of the top names in the supply chain, including:

  • Wolfgang Lehmacher, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Matt Kuperholz, Partner and Chief Data Scientist, PwC Australia, Australia, Melbourne
  • Darko Djuric, Blockchain Business Integration Advisor, CargoX, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dean Croke, Chief Analytics Officer, FreightWaves and BiTA, Tennessee, USA
  • Deanna MacDonald and Katherine Foster, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), Washington DC, USA

The Blockchain in Supply Chains follows the supply chain eBook Path to Intelligence, but more of these digital publications, which feature many of the top #SPSC18 speakers, are yet to come.

PTI Editor Laurence Doe said: “With the advent of A.P.Moller-Maersk and IBM’s TradeLens blockchain solution entering the global supply chain, it’s now evidently clear to every logistics professional that the digital ledger’s baby steps into the industry are becoming great strides.

“However, as is often the case with all emerging technologies, I suspect that even after reading these technical papers, many of you will still question the credibility of blokchain.

“Even if you are not convinced, I hope this e-book, along with the supply chain focus of ‘The Path to Intelligence’, will develop your understanding of blockchain and generate questions for the conference.

“The ‘Blockchain and Data Sharing: Capitalising on the Blockchain Opportunity’ session at the upcoming conference ticks all the boxes for me, and I’ve featured a wonderfully insightful CargoX technical paper to provide you with a taste of what Igor Jakomin, the company’s COO, has in store as a speaker.”

#SPSC18 Conference e-Book #1 Supply Chains

We’re delighted to announce our new Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies event and I hope this e-book aids you in getting some key insight into the conceptual framework for the conference.

As the title suggests, we want to further the conversation beyond ports to their interconnecting supply chains, cutting edge technologies and global landscape of trade enablers, and then take that conversation back to the ‘smart’ port once more.

An ambitious project, yes, however after sizing up such a move over the last couple of years, the team at PTI feel the time to break new ground within the sector and take the conversation to new levels, with new voices, is now. It is a genuinely exciting time to be in this industry, as well as to be a human being in this day and age.

We sit on the precipice of epochal change, whether such change comes very soon or in a number of years, technology has the capability to drastically reimagine our very civilizations.

This consideration has always been at the heart of Port Technology’s operations and is a key reason why we want to explore uncharted territory in the industry and chart new trajectories.

Container Weighing eBook – Part 2

PTI is pleased to announce its second Container Weighing eBook, in which the recently enforced Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment from the IMO is explored and the experiences of those implementing it have been conveyed.

Cutting-Edge Automation eBook

This latest eBook from PTI explores the latest trends and technologies in automation and acts as a precursor to the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Event which is being held on June 8, 2016 in London, England.

The eBook features papers from Neil Davidson (Drewry), Dr Eva Savelsberg (INFORM), Sampo Pihkala (Konecranes), Michael Bouari (1-Stop), Kalmar, Richard Hepworth (Trelleborg); and each contributor offers an insight to contemporary automated operations or a vision of the future.

The PTI Terminal Automation & Traning Event is planned to offer C-level executives across the world a day of question and answer based sessions that offer the opportunity to explore what type of automation is correct for their unique terminal.

For those that miss out on the conference, there’s no need to worry, as this automation eBook offers a key insight of what many of ourt specialists will speak about at the event. Furthermore, each session will be filmed and made available on the PTI website.

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Port Technology members and subscribers can view the e-book on the PTI app. The app can be downloaded by searching for ‘Port Tech Journal’ in Google Play and Apple app stores.

Container Weighing eBook

PTI has released a new eBook with four exclusive papers that explore the container weighing issue from an operational, logistical, practical and legal perspective.

The papers are written by PTI Editor Richard Joy, who interviews representatives of Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and major freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel; Strainstall MD Simon Everett; Bromma Senior VP Lars Meurling; and Partner with lawyers for international commerce Holman Fenwick Willan.

The eBook is intended to provide a solid review of the SOLAS container weighing amendment and offer the industry the chance to become compliant in good time before July 1, 2016.

PTI Editor Richard Joy said: “eBooks are a great opportunity for PTI to really focus in on key topics and trends in the industry and allow us to maintain our philosophy of being reactive in providing pertinent content to the sector between quarterly journals.

“The container weighing issue is the perfect place to start for our inaugural eBook. We’ve had lots of feedback from our audience regarding container weighing, so I’m confident this eBook can answer the many questions that have been raised in the conversations I’ve had with various people with regards to the amendment, and provide a solid overview for those still uninitiated as to the nuances of the rule.

“I look forward to the feedback we receive for this eBook as the editorial team have another one in the pipeline to be released shortly, so hopefully we can keep improving on our content.”

Warning: If you are using Firefox/Mozilla, please download the file to your computer rather than opening it in your browser as you won’t have the required plug-in. This download may take up to 90 seconds. 

Port Technology members and subscribers can view the e-book on the PTI app.

The app can be downloaded by searching for ‘Port Tech Journal’ in Google Play and Apple app stores.