Industry Sectors - Automation and Optimisation


Watch: The Future of Ports in 2060

 11 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Shipping, Supply Chain

Kalmar has released its renewed 2060 vision of how cargo handling will take place at terminals

World Economic Forum: Blockchain Technology for Ports

 18 Apr 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Issues, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain

A new white paper written by Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries

Whitepaper: Automation Fails, but can Win Big

  Edition Online     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling

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...

Port Bronka Opens with Solvo TOS

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Terminal Focus

Solvo has provided its terminal operating system (TOS) to start container operations at the Bronka Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex (MSCC Bronka) in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Project Aims for World-First with Autonomous Ship System

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Container Handling, Global Issues, Shipping

A team of partners are jointly-developing the world's first system of autonomous ships in a project called One Sea to enable fully remote-controlled vessels in the Baltic Sea for three-years’ time and achieve autonomous commercial maritime traffic by 2025


Wild Concept Places Vessels inside Mega-Vessels

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain, Terminal Focus

Seahorse Shipping has created a proposal that jumps the hurdle of mega-ship-created congestion in ports by installing vessels inside mega-vessels before launching them before they draw into port, thereby alleviating the huge capacities coming into ports

Uber Introduces New Freight Service

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Supply Chain

Uber Technologies, the ride-sharing company, has publicly launched an app to allow shippers and truckers to arrange freight transportation using their smartphones

Friday Focus: A Fully Automated Terminal Future

 19 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling

For week’s Friday Focus, PTI is sharing some of the best technical papers on fully automated terminals as this week saw the rise of Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) in China as it became Asia’s first fully automated port terminal (shown in the video above)

Amsterdam Creates Noise Zone tool

 19 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Terminal Focus

Amsterdam Port has plans to launch an online noise zoning plan that allocates noise levels for each lot at the port

Blockchain Saving $5 Million Per Mega-Ship

 18 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Shipping, Supply Chain

Marine Transport International has found that using blockchain for container transactions can slash documentation costs by over $US5m per megaship