Technical Papers

Designing Future-Proof Container Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This paper examines best practices and recommended approaches to structuring the design process of container terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


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


Rethinking Terminal Automation Design

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Wim D’haseleer and Dr. Oscar Pernia of TiL offer an authoritative insight into the history and future of terminal automation design

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


Automation Options for RTG Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Mark Sisson, Senior Port Planner with AECOM, reviews how RTG terminals can maximise their efficiency

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


10 Pre-Requisites for Smart Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This TBA paper is the first to feature video optimization in PTI's history. In it Dr Yvo Saanen articulates 10 key actions for terminals

  Automation and Optimisation


Kuenz FREERIDER – The next Level of RTG

  Edition Online

The industry knows that we have the expertise in building rail mounted container cranes and we want to fulfill the customers demand for a wider product range. This demand has resulted in the Kuenz Information System (KIS) and new solutions in automation, as well as the development of the FREERIDER.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and 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


Dry Bulk Shipping: The Effect of the Trade War

  Edition Online

This paper looks at how the dry bulk market has fared amid the trade war

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port Focus


Smart Ports or Smart People: An SPSCT Event Review

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

PTI Editor Richard Joy review the Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies Conference 2018 in Rotterdam

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


A Compelling Case for Collapsible Containers

  Edition Online

This paper outlines CEC systems aim for a collapsible container solution

  Environment, Health & Safety


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


Securing Maritime Software Systems Academia & Industry Working Together

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The maritime sector is crucial to the world economy, and the computer technology that manages it is critical to its successful operation. Maritime transportation increasingly relies on information and communications technology (ICT) to manage and optimize its operations and services.

  Container Handling, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Digital Twin and Capacity Planning: Next Generation Ports

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As the scale and complexity of container ports operations grow, more sophisticated and accurate methods are required to derive precise planning for next generation ports.

  Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready