Technical Papers

Manila International Container Terminal: Implementing the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS)

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of global port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), continues to perform optimally through the first half of 2017 as the terminal gears up for the peak season in the latter part of the year.

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


A New Maritime Operating System

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

When Port Technology’s Container Terminal Automation Conference drew to a close in April, 2017 two key discussion themes that had emerged from many presenters and delegates were disruption and collaboration: Disruption to business models and collaboration between stakeholders across the supply chain. Both are seen to be critical in keeping the marine industry moving forward.

  Automation and Optimisation


Rotterdam Port: Port-Maps Let the Outside in

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

PortMaps is the Port of Rotterdam’s GISbased system for sharing port-related information. The home page of this system displays itself as a map of Rotterdam and all port data can be accessed from here. We believe that a spatial approach like this – à la Google – is definitely the way forward.

  Port Focus, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Empowering Mega-Terminals with Gigabytes

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ports must continually invest in infrastructure and efficient equipment to remain competitive. The largest ports in particular have made substantial upgrades to serve mega-vessels, for example triple-e vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs. Port container terminals have been transformed into mega-terminals capable of handling more than 3.5 million TEUs per year.

  Mega Ship Ready, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Securing Future Ports with Multi-Level Cyber Security

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

With about 90% of world trade carried by the international shipping industry. Ports are vital to the flow of commodities and capital worldwide. Terrorism that interrupts the flow of goods may have a severe effect on the global economy.

  Security, Surveillance and Detection


Port and Ship Cyber Security: After NotPetya

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The maritime industry has awoken to the potential impact of cyber security incidents on ship operators, ports and the industry as a whole.

  Security, Surveillance and Detection


The Future for Mega Bulk Terminals

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The world is currently experiencing a noticeable recovery in the petroleum and mineral resources sectors after suffering a major downturn for the last two years. This downturn saw market prices for nearly every resource commodity sink to such low levels that production was curtailed to minimal levels by many companies as they struggled to stay in business.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training



Port of Indiana Bulk Terminal: Metro Ports Ventures into Great Lakes Market

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

It took 165 years, but Metro Ports is now operating a Great Lakes terminal. On July 1, 2017 the company took over operation of the bulk terminal at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


The Value of Simulation Training

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

During the last World Maritime Day on September 25, 2016, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon sent a message: “Maritime education holds the future of shipping in its hands”. According to the International Maritime Organization, if the global fleet increases in size by 70% between now and 2030, the number of officers needed should increase by up to 850,000.

  Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


Virtual Reality Training for Industrial Firefighting

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The future of fully immersive and interactive training in VR for incident response is closer than many people think. In fact, the Port of Rotterdam is making this future a reality today.

  Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


Megaship Pressures on Port Electric and Data Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ultra-large vessels that operate under slow steaming are today the most efficient containerships, consuming 50% less fuel than the average main Europe-Asia route.

  Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready



IAPH: New Start with the World Ports Sustainability Program

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ports from all over the world came together in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in July, 2008 for the C40 World Ports Climate Conference, under the slogan of “world ports for a better climate”.

  Environment, Health & Safety


Electric Yard Tractors: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The latest Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (POLA/LB) has set a goal of zero emissions for cargo handling equipment by 2030. This has spurred a number of responses claiming that this goal will require enormous investment costs and will be onerous to achieve.

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Terminal Logistics


Port Everglades: A Framework for Cooperation with the EPA

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Port Everglades, Florida’s top container port and one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world, readily accepted a challenging opportunity with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (EPA) to partner and coordinate research and modeling for covering port-related operations, technologies, and growth scenarios.

  Environment, Health & Safety