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A call for innovative, integrated ports

Yann Duclot of PTI Preferred Partner Cavotec writes a paper which reviews the port arena holistically as he takes into account how ports can become further integrated and ultimately more succesful:

Maersk one week, China Shipping the next, and then CMA CGM: it feels as though we hear about an apparently unending succession of new orders for ever larger containerships, with increasing frequency, all adding to the world’s container fleet. The container handling industry, and the ports sector more broadly, is facing what many believe looks set to be a prolonged glut in capacity. And these ‘mega’ container vessels – 18,000 TEU and larger – are placing unprecedented peaks in demand on container handling infrastructure. Indeed, even some major ports in the US struggle to handle vessels of up to 14,000 TEU.

However, decision-makers have a unique opportunity to meet this step-change in capacity, while at the same time fulfilling safety requirements and meeting a more exacting environmental regulatory framework – all in a fiercely competitive market place. The answer: innovative automation and electrification technologies that can be integrated with one another to improve safety, maximise operational efficiency, and minimise environmental impact.

Innovative thinking

Never before has the ports sector had access to the variety of innovative technologies that it does today. Automation and electrification – two key ways…

To read the full paper, please download the PDF

Yann Duclot, Chief Marketing Officer, Cavotec, Lugano, Switzerland

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