Technical Papers


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


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper describes how Rotterdam is aiming to be the smartest port in the world, explaining some of its vision and activities in relation to digital technology. But what exactly is a smart port?

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  Edition Online

The Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's leading smart ports, answers what a smart port is and how to become one

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


Free Ports in Post-Brexit Britain

  Edition Online

An exclusive paper from Aaron Nelson of top 100 UK law firm Bircham Dyson Bell focusing on the potential of free ports in post-Brexit Britain

  Port Focus, Supply Chain



Port Partnerships in Practice

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Two trends have defined container shipping in the past decade. To start with, bigger and bigger ships were built at an unprecedented pace and the result was systemic overcapacity.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)