Technical Papers

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


Terminal Automation: Converting to Auto-RTG

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Operating an automated terminal requires a thorough change of business processes as well as new skillsets for the people operating the terminal. One way to successfully address these issues is a step-wise approach in converting the terminal from traditional manual operation to automation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


How AI Can Power Growth

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Over the long term, digitalization will ultimately connect buyers and sellers, automate paper trails and improve working capital through centralized settlements. The opportunity to tie the physical operating process to the digital financial operating process will accelerate to deliver on the promise of digitalization

  Automation and Optimisation


Demystifying AI: The Human AI Partnership

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

2018 marks Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary, and at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the myth of creature turning on creator seems more relevant than ever before

  Automation and Optimisation


Digital Container Shipping: The Path Toward Intelligent Supply Chains

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Our industry cannot simply look at new technologies in isolation. We must be attuned to end users, taking note of their experience and implementing it as a core element in inspiring broader changes to transportation and logistical processes, argue Mafran Martinez and Dr. Oscar Pernia

  Automation and Optimisation


Container Logistics 4.0. Key Themes for the Next 5 Years

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

In recent times, it has been the turn of the container logistics supply chain to push for the adoption of digital solutions, spurred on by the market consolidation amongst global players and the need to address productivity inefficiencies that have long plagued the industry

  Automation and Optimisation