Technical Papers

Blockchain Technology for Ports

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,Container Handling,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers,Shipping

This paper examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries. DLT has the potential to drastically change the world of asset transfer, asset movements and security of data movement

Research Paper: Gamification Reshapes the Global Economy

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Terminal Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port Management Training,Emulation Training

Gamification can be seen as a new element in the technological revolution that can change the way people interact with technology and the way technology gets integrated with the current needs of the global economy and society

Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Terminal Logistics,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Only 36% of ports and terminals claim to have seen increased pressure from shipping lines in terms of the importance placed on automation and digitisation. However, the survey results certainly suggest that shipping lines do value new technologies: half of the vessel stakeholders surveyed feel ports and terminals are immature in adopting Smart technologies.

Next Generation Training Tools

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Container Handling,Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Terminal Focus

Whether it is a terminal truck driver, a hatch clerk, a vessel planner, or a shift manager; all contribute to a smooth and productive operation, and are continuously interacting with the various IT systems present in the terminal

Demand-Driven Port Development

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Carriers,Shipping

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

The Challenge of Fragmented Container Port Capacity

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers

A very large port with a single terminal might appear top be an attractive operational option on the face of it, but this may result in inefficiency due to very long internal moves of containers between the yard and the quay. It is possible therefore to show an operational 'sweet spot' across the matrix, as illustrated in Figure 2.

Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Issues,Health and Safety,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Carriers

The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.


The New Era of Container Shipping

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus

In the new era we see, vendors of solutions will date to venture out their niches and look for solutions that connect and interchange information in real time to provide actionable visibility and enable efficient decision making. These solutions will be possible because new standards for information exchange and a set of common semantics have evolved.

Leveraging Virtual Reality

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus

The perception of automation is that robots relieve human beings from repetitive tasks and that process automation brings stability and predictable performance to a container terminal, thereby increasing safety. What we often fail to mention is that even with the implementation of automation, accidents will still occur and technology can still fail.

Seen But Not Heard

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Health and Safety,Environment and Sustainability,Terminal Focus

Konecranes has been manufacturing container crane for more than four decades. In the beginning, noise wasn't a bit issue, because the ways it affected humans were less well known and residential areas were separate to ports. However, noise pollution has become a major challenge as urban areas continue to expand across the seafront, ports have become busier, and two areas have crept closer.

Green Patrol Rotterdam

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

The Hull Vane also has a strong impact on the wave pattern produced by the vessel. MARIN has measured this pattern - both directly in the boat's wake and at some distance. This is important for avoiding damage to the nearby banks. he model tests showed that when the Hull Vane was in place, the wave were only 7cm tall, while without the 'hydrofoil' the vessel produced wave heights of 10cm.

Port Security Through Innovative E-Learning

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Global Terminal Operators,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

Maritime Security and particularly the security of port facilities and ships assume significant importance in the light of security challenges facing them like terrorism and piracy, among others and consequentially training of maritime security personnel takes centre-stage.

Major Port Developments in 2016

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready,Shipping

The year 2016 brought a range of challenges and opportunities for European ports. This paper intends to summarize the main developments in nine distinctive themes.

Consistent Training: The Key to Port Success

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Container Handling,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Shipping

Today’s trainee is Rory, and it's his very first time operating a ship-to-shore crane. Yet, in gusting 40mph winds in a cab 53 metres from the Liverpool quayside, he's already moved five stacks of 40ft containers from a mega-ship sitting in the River Mersey to a waiting trailer below on the new £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.

Are TOS Systems Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Terminal Logistics,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes with expertise in terminal management to help spot areas for improvements, and to implement them rapidly.