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July 29, 2021
Since fenders are designed to create a safe environment for ships, passengers and port infrastructures, safety, reliability, and durability are extremely relevant during the design life of a fender and beyond. The quality of a fender can exclusively be measured by its physical properties and its performance in its specific field of application.
Dominique Polte, President of ShibataFenderTeam Inc. and Board Member at ShibataFenderTeam AG
Edition: Port Investment and Development
September 17, 2019
With the IMO 2020 regulation on sustainability fast approaching, this paper looks at the viability of battery powered ships and argues that it's time to make these a reality.
Mark Sisson, PE, Senior Port Planner, AECOM
Edition: Smart Digital Ports
August 30, 2019
After World War II the rebuilding of Europe rapid progress in shipping. The industrial demands for raw materials grew and the requirements on the supply chain to be efficient and reliable grew as well. One of the obstacles to be overcome was as ancient as earth: fog.
Anders Johannesson, VTS Training, Senior Advisor, Research and Innovation, Swedish Maritime Association, Sweden; Katie Aylward, PhD student, Maritime Human Factors Unit at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Edition: Optimal Berthing: The Future of VTS
April 16, 2019
Port Technology is pleased to release an exclusive technical paper from the brains behind the new 'high bay' terminal planned by DP World and SMS Group
Mathias Dobner (BOXBAY), Volker Brück (SMS Group/AMOVA), Ronald van der Meer and Patrick Bol (DP World)
Edition: Delivering Performance
September 17, 2018
Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.
Tim Clark, Director of Systems Sales, Motorola Solutions, EMEA
Edition: Smart Ports & Supply Chains
October 3, 2017
As the number of large and super-large container vessels in service grows, port authorities are scrambling to service these vast ships in ways that are safer and more profitable.
Mike Howie, Global MoorMaster System Specialist, Cavotec, UK
Edition: Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals
February 22, 2016
Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) have become an increasingly familiar – and spectacular – sight around the UK’s coast as vessels continue to grow in size
Captain Martin Phipps, Master Mariner and the Harbour Master, ABP Southampton
Edition: The Mega-Ship Issue
February 3, 2016
Technical Paper from Schneider Electric outlines the exciting and impending future for shore power
Silvia Caballero, Marketing & Commercial Manager for Shore Connection Solutions, Schneider Electric, Grenoble, France
Edition: The Mega-Ship Issue
January 20, 2016
Load measurement specialist Strainstall articulate in detail all the major issues ports and terminals have to be aware of with the impending container weighing regulations in 2016
Simon Everett, Managing Director, Strainstall, UK
Edition: Edition Online
October 2, 2015
Jeff Main, Managing Director of BLT, here makes a convincing case for the testing of bollards in ports. As the size of ships increases, so do the dangers, unless bollards are correctly monitored
Jeff Main, Managing Director, Bollard Load Testing Ltd (BLT) and Tyne and Wear Marine Ltd (TWM), South Shields, UK
Edition: The Mega-Ports Edition
June 23, 2015
Simulation has become increasingly important in an era of mega-ships and massive port development projects, here the MSRC of explains their vital importance
Paul Racicot, Director, MSRC
Edition: The Collector’s Edition II
June 23, 2015
New vessel classes force a review of terminals. Therefore all parties have to come to an agreement on updated operational procedures, which might include defining training programs for masters, officers and pilots prior to the access of new vessels.
Jose R. Iribarren, General Manager; Ismael Verdugo, Technical Director; Luis López, Project Manager; Captain Carlos B. Cal, Nautical Advisor, Siport21
Edition: The Collector’s Edition II

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