Industry Sectors - Automation and Optimisation


Kuenz: Next Level Crane Automation

 02 Aug 2017

Kuenz’s CEO David Moosbrugger has explained to Port Technology why crane product development and automation are such important factors in the future of ports and terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Are TOS Systems Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes...

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Port & Maritime Training


Whitepaper: Automation Fails, but can Win Big

  Edition Online

Daniel Reiss, President of Automated Terminal Systems, and Dr Joseph H. Discenza have composed a joint whitepaper exploring how automation “does not deliver on its promises” yet, if it follows the correct...

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


HSBC and IBM to Digitize Global Trade

 15 Aug 2017

HSBC, the world’s leading trade finance bank, is working with IBM to develop a cognitive intelligence solution combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics to make global trade safer and more efficient for thousands of businesses

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues


Brazil Terminal Achieves Super-Fast Moves Per Hour

 14 Aug 2017

Tecon Rio Grande (Tecon RG), a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, has reached a “historic level” of productivity in port operations following its recent upgrade to the N4 terminal system, according to Navis, the software’s developer

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Shipping, Terminal Focus



Friday Focus: Digital Supply Chain SaaS for Terminals

 11 Aug 2017

Port Technology recently spoke with Guy Rey-Herme, CEO and President of XVELA, to get an insight into how the company wants to revolutionize the digital supply chain

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Shipping, Supply Chain


Tech Wisdom: IoT-Enhanced Truck Schedules

 10 Aug 2017

Interactions between container terminals and trucking companies are very important, however appointment systems don’t consider trucking company convenience or the need for real-time scheduling.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Terminal Focus


North Korea Sanctions Hit Global Cargo Shipping

 10 Aug 2017

Global shipping services providers and ports in the US, Russia, Iran, Syria, and China, for example Dandong and Dalian, have been caught up in the US’s latest offensive on North Korean trade, analysis has found.

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Container Handling, Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, Supply Chain, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Ships Use Radio Navigation For Cyber Safety

 10 Aug 2017

Cyberattacks have pushed South Korea to develop a non-satellite, radio-based navigational back-up system known as eLoran, and the United States is planning to do the same, according to Reuters.

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Southampton Port Powers Up Electric Vans

 09 Aug 2017

Southampton Port, the UK’s third largest by container throughput, has taken delivery of a fleet of 13 electric vehicles to replace diesel cars and vans currently used by the port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment and Sustainability, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance