Technical Papers

The Future of Dry Bulk: Beyond the Trade War

  Edition Online

This paper offers a review the bulk sector in 2018, and looks to what 2019 holds

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling


Building Smart Ports: Through Many Small Steps

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Smart ports is a topical theme in the maritime industry as ports, terminals, shipping and the logistics chain seek to understand and take advantages of technology to improve the productivity of all aspects of their businesses.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  Edition Online

The Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's leading smart ports, answers what a smart port is and how to become one

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Next Phase IIOT Data for Ports and Port Users

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Already used for real-time location and status of millions of trucks, trailers, containers, and other cargo units, Industrial Internet of Things is set to move into a new value phase.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Safety in Automation: Development of the Brake Thruster

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In principle, everything that is moved also needs to be slowed down. Safety has always been the single most important factor in this regard.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port Focus, Supply Chain


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


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