Technical Papers

Terminal Automation Platforms: Open Interfaces

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper is a shorter version of a full length white paper which will be available on the PTI website shortly

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Expanding Perspectives: From Port Focus to Supply Chain Focus

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This feature from Kuenz explores how the company is shifting its focus from traditional port operations to broader supply chains

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Q&A: David Moosbrugger, Kuenz

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Exclusive Q&A David Moosbrugger, Managing Director, Kuenz

  Container Handling


End-to-End Planning Processes

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This latest offering from one of Port Technology's most regular and well-read contributors takes us beyond the port and explores how we can plan the supply chain from an end-to-end perspective

  Automation and Optimisation


Humans and Technology: Understanding the Sceptical User

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper focuses on the interaction between humans and technology, humanity itself and great technological change, and where the human fits in to the coming world of digital advancements

  Automation and Optimisation


Digital Disruption in Australia and the Global and Logistic Industry

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Michael Bourari, CEO of 1-Stop Connections, discusses digital disruption throughout the global logistics industry. Bourari highlights the three key factors that decision making when importing and exporting goods relies on; Business Process Automation, Operational Engagement, and Port Community Insights.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


The Singularity: Unifying Technology

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

This paper seeks to address what is accurate in our predictions about the future, and what we can really expect from AI technology right now

  Automation and Optimisation



(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

  Edition Online

This white paper describes the possibilities and processes of converting a rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG) terminal to an automated operation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus


Intelligent Bulk Ports: Unleashing the Dynamism

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Why is it that progress in information technology generates so much excitement in the container shipping industry, yet hardly gets any press when it comes to bulk?

  Automation and Optimisation, Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling


Mesh Networks: The Key Enabler of Port Wide Mobility

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Rajant Kinetic Mesh delivers the robust, mobile-enabled connectivity required to help port operators fully capitalize on the opportunities of evolving autonomy, IIoT, and robotics applications, because the network is the assets: everything that must connect and communicate to power transformative insights, efficiencies, and revenue gains

  Automation and Optimisation


The Need for Landside Automation in Terminals

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The container shipping industry is one of the most competiti ve industries in today’s marketplace. The dual force of globalizati on and the consolidation of shipping lines have forced terminals to move more containers in a shorter amount of ti me with lower costs. Because of this, terminal operators are constantly seeking ways to become more productive and cost-effective.

  Automation and Optimisation


Tie-Down Design Considerations: STS Container Cranes

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

When extreme winds blow, cranes sometimes collapse. If one tie-down fails, a crane can break loose and roll down the rails, destroying neighboring cranes. Although other crane structural failures can occur during extreme winds, crane to-wharf tie-down systems are often the weak link for full crane collapse, and thereby deserve more attention.

  Container Handling


Big Data in the Maritime Industry

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Big data has the potential to transform our industry. Through application and insights, big data is creating new opportunities to drive innovation and deliver tangible operational efficiencies across the shipping world. But information alone is not enough. It is the analysis of this data and the actionable insights it provides that will move our industry forward and determine our future.

  Automation and Optimisation



Container Terminal Automation: The Step by Step Approach

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

What is the best practice approach for automating a port's existing container yard equipment in a brownfield terminal? There are a lot of different solutions available, yet in this paper we look into one of the most economically viable, safe and efficient methods: the step by step approach

  Automation and Optimisation