Port Technology is pleased to announce that the newest edition of its e-Journal is now available and features key papers on optimal berthing and the future of VTS and mooring.
Among the many technologies being pursued by the ports and terminals industry, those in the area(s) of vessel traffic services (VTS), mooring and berthing are among the most important.
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.
In this issue, our authors explore issues around VTS, mooring and berthing, including its history and what the technological developments mean for the future of maritime.
The full list of Edition 88 papers includes:
- Authenticating Fender Performance – Richard Hepworth, Trelleborg
- The VTS Tech Revolution – Cdre Barry Goldman, Representative at IALA/VTS for the International Harbour Masters’ Association
- The Purpose of VTS: Efficiency, Safety and Environmental Protection – Anders Johannesson, Swedish Maritime Association, Sweden; Katie Aylward, PhD student, Chalmers University
- Satellites for More Safety and Efficiency in Maritime Operations – Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL)
- Bollards in Terminals: Design and Issues – José Ramón Iribarren, Luis López, Siport21