Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

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



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



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


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


Making Vessel Visits More Efficient

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

“Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” This quote is attribute to former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, and today, it is quite a similar reality for terminals preparing strategies in a hyper-competitive market. As of this level of competition, the maritime transportation industry faces both challenges and opportunities.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


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


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