Technical Papers

The Sky’s The Limit: Using Drones to Future-Proof the Seaport

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Drones are transforming the way organisations operate across the world. While most are prevalent in the military and defence industry, seaports are climbing to the top of the list of industries in the commercial sector that can reap the benefits.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks


Building Smart Ports: Through Many Small Steps

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Smart ports is a topical theme in the maritime industry as ports, terminals, shipping and the logistics chain seek to understand and take advantages of technology to improve the productivity of all aspects of their businesses.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Port Cooperation: An Academic Viewpoint Part One

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Cooperation between seaports is an ever-recurring topic. Some academics have given it some attention, but it receives repeated exposure in the professional, specialized press.

  Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Creating the Smart Port: The Quest for Interconnectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Representing some 170 ports in over ninety countries, member ports of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) handle about 80% of world container traffic and more than 60% of all international maritime trade.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Blockchain and Supply Chain Integration

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

There is much talk about the potential benefits of blockchain technology for the supply chain industry and many efforts are underway to demonstrate blockchain’s capabilities.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain



Supply Chain Efficiencies: How Ports Facilitate Collaboration

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Shipping line consolidation, rationalization and new alliances have introduced new levels of complexity to the global supply chain, and this paper explores how ports can use this to their advantage

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus



Supply Chain Partnerships: Countering Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Long-standing trade routes are shifting and geopolitical events are driving economic uncertainty on a global scale.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain


Algeciras Next-Gen Port: The Smart Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Algeciras Port is evolving from an infrastructure owner and port service regulator role to a business facilitator and port ecosystem orchestrator, and this paper explains how

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


SmartPort Hamburg: Transforming into a Digital Leader

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper offers a deep insight into the interplay between governance and people, all with the aim of implementing smart processes that offer transformation at both the organisational and the community level

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Will the Future of Shipping be Based Ashore?

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Since the International Maritime Organization’s introduction of the concept of e-Navigation in 2006, development and integration of new and sophisticated information and communication technologies are gaining ground.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


Big Ships, Deep Channels and Transfer Terminals

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The Port of Valencia has recently announced plans for a large, new US$1.4 billion terminal, with a 2-km berthing dock and 140-ha terminal area.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Barge Container Stacking: Uninterrupted Hinterland Connectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In the past couple of years, in order to create the capacity required for the number of containers transported all around the world, the size and number of containerships has increased significantly

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Digital Border Agencies: Toward a Technology Driven Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Technology permeates our everyday activities, but its reach is even larger than that: governments and businesses are increasingly using their products and services to reshape

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Port of Singapore: A Next Generation Port

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper takes us into the inner workings of the Port of Singapore, a port that gets such popular coverage on the PTI website

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus