A Sustainable Future

One topic that will define the 2020s is climate change. Already this year we have seen the wealthiest people on the planet descend on Davos, Switzerland, to discuss climate change and the risks it poses for the global economy.

The World Economic Forum has, for the first time, included climate change in the ‘top five risks by likelihood’ in its Global Risk Report.

But what does that mean for the maritime industry, in particular ports? Global shipping is often cited as one of the worst industries for pollution, alongside aviation, however a concerted effort is being made by regulatory bodies to reduce harmful emissions produced by ships.

This edition explores these topics.

2019 in Review With a View to 2020

Welcome to the final publication of the E-Journal for 2019. In this round up of 2019 we take a look at some of the significant changes and key themes that have driven ports to invest in new technologies as well as how container shipping is dealing with the latest rules and regulation. We also take an informed view of how 2020 will look and what the next decade will hold for the industry.

Shipping 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow

Welcome to the penultimate publication of 2019, Edition 91, which has a special focus on the shipping side of the industry. Ever since I started with PTI, the aim was to broaden our scope to understand this sector given the huge impact it has on landside operations and the fundamental role in plays as the backbone of the global economy.

Innovative Container Handling

Welcome to Edition 90, which has a special focus on innovations within container handling. This edition sees four key companies outline the cutting-edge thinking in this area, with it being of especial note that sustainability and environmental awareness formed a key theme in many of the papers. In fact, it is the core theme of some papers.

Smart Digital Ports

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.

Optimal Berthing: The Future of VTS

Port Technology is very pleased to announce that the latest edition of its e-Journal is now available, featuring a host of key papers exploring the future of VTS and its implications for the maritime industry.

Despite macro-related fears, global trade continues to boom and this means ever-increasing pressure on ports and terminals.

As part of this rapid growth has seen carriers, operators and stakeholders explore the commercial viability of new shipping routes, such as the Northern Sea Route (NSR), which has itself raised questions over safety and the vessel tracking in areas as remote as the Arctic.

Much has been written about the rate at which ports are expanding and the technologies that will accompany them in the future. This edition continues that conversation and looks at issues and ideas around how to make the movement of vessels easier, safer and more environmentally friendly.


Port Technology is very pleased to announce that the latest edition of its e-Journal is now available, featuring a host of key papers exploring blockchain’s potential in the maritime industry and wider supply chain.

Blockchain is one of the most exciting technological innovations the maritime industry has seen for many years.

Its potential for supply chain visibility and collaboration has meant some of the biggest carriers, operators and stakeholders now look to it as a way of increasing efficiency, cutting waste and more.

In this issue, our authors have looked at a number of different aspects around blockchain, including the difference between public and private networks and its effect on China’s New Silk Road.

Papers featured in this include:

Smart Ports

Port Technology is pleased to announce that the newest edition of its e-Journal is now available, featuring key papers from Europe’s largest port, a major maritime consultancy and leading suppliers.

Although the industry of ports and container shipping is often regarded as conservative and “resistant to change”, there are new technologies, systems and solutions emerging that will alter this perception in the coming years, leading the entire sector to a brighter, more connected future.

In this Smart Ports issue, our authors examine the most important trends and developments across the space, from the growth of “digital maturity” models to smart master planning – both within and beyond the gate.

Papers featured in Edition 86 include:

Supply Chain Collaboration

Port Technology is pleased to reveal the latest edition of its e-Journal, which features papers from leading academics and consultants like Yossi Sheffi and Lars Jensen, as well as leading experts in the supply chain space such as Navis and CyberLogitec.

As part of a much larger chain, it is crucial that ports and terminals look beyond the gate to consider the entire collaborative process which results in efficient transportation.

It is for this reason that Port Technology, with the Smart Digital Ports of the Future conference on the horizon, is releasing an edition focused on ‘Supply Chain Collaboration’.

Papers featured in Edition 85 include:

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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