Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

New Ports: From Confrontation to Collaboration?

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Our coasts and estuaries are amongst the most productive habitats for biodiversity in the world, and their value is recognised through legal designations, including under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. They are also international shipping routes and perform a wider range of ecosystem functions including flood mitigation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


How the Chain will Change: Digital Standards in Maritime Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure that has been specially designed for maritime actors.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Enabling the Connected Port of Things

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, The Last Word


Singapore’s Mega Terminals: Analyzing Battery-Powered Vehicles

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The growing increase of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world are causing concern among people and governments.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain, The Last Word, Waterfront and Marina


Pervasive, Industrial, Wireless: Evolving Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Private cellular wireless services are the key to unlocking the digital transformation of terminal operations. Today, the full-scale automation of berth and yard operations, including the deployment of automated stacking cranes (ASC) and automated horizontal transport, such as straddle carriers, as well as the use of drones, is being held back by the inadequacies of existing wireless systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Automated Terminals and Self-Driving Cars

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Jari Hamalainen and Pekka Yli-Paunu highlight an exciting technology that is changing the face of automated terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Case Study: Optimizing Trapac

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Sylvia Wong and Evan Crawford take a closer look at how automation was implemented at the highly automated facility in Los Angeles

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics



Big Data = Big Challenges: A Solution Based Approach

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Transforming Terminals in the Mega-Age

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Uno Bryfors assess how terminals around the world are adapting to the changing nature of the shipping industry and what these facilities can do to transform with the times

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Terminal Automation: the Good, the Bad and the Future

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Rich Ceci analyses the benefits of automation and looks at what the future might bring

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain




The Future of Smart Investment: Automation and IoT

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This paper looks into why some applications and concepts have been clear winners in this nascent journey of IoT, and others have not

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics



Smart is the New Small

  PTI Edition e-Book - Automation in 2018

Digital transformation has been bringing sweeping changes across all industries. In shipping, the evolution has been progressive but slow.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics