Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

The Singularity: Unifying Technology

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

This paper seeks to address what is accurate in our predictions about the future, and what we can really expect from AI technology right now

  Automation and Optimisation



(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

  Edition Online

This white paper describes the possibilities and processes of converting a rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG) terminal to an automated operation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus


Optimizing Port Throughput

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

While the world has grown more connected and interdependent, our ports often operate as isolated islands, with little connection to what’s happening upstream

  Automation and Optimisation


Terminal Technology: Trimming Truck Turn Times

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Just one year after Hanjin’s bankruptcy temporarily slowed Long Beach’s momentum, container volumes came roaring back, totaling 7.5 million container units in CY2017 – the highest in the port’s 107-year history

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


E-Commerce Demands: A New Era of Port Technology

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

As the transportation and logistics industry continues to undergo a revolution in technology, different segments of the supply chain must adapt to meet the needs of their fellow stakeholders

  Automation and Optimisation


Intelligent Bulk Ports: Unleashing the Dynamism

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Why is it that progress in information technology generates so much excitement in the container shipping industry, yet hardly gets any press when it comes to bulk?

  Automation and Optimisation, Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling



Mesh Networks: The Key Enabler of Port Wide Mobility

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Rajant Kinetic Mesh delivers the robust, mobile-enabled connectivity required to help port operators fully capitalize on the opportunities of evolving autonomy, IIoT, and robotics applications, because the network is the assets: everything that must connect and communicate to power transformative insights, efficiencies, and revenue gains

  Automation and Optimisation


Rotterdam and IBM: Building the Port of the Future

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The Port of Rotterdam are embarking on one of the most ambitious projects in port history - the building of a fully functional and connected AI smart port

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


Dry Bulk Shipping: Will 2018 Finally See a Profit?

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The ongoing recovery within the dry bulk shipping industry is still in a fragile state despite improving market fundamentals in 2017. Nevertheless, BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance for the dry bulk sector to improve further in 2018, if operational speeds do not increase.

  Automation and Optimisation


Turning Data into Knowledge: Bridging the Gap in the Terminal Industry

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Using data to drive operational improvements is a common industry practice, and the port logistics industry is no exception. However, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to improve operations is not always as straightforward as it might seem. The usage of data to improve your operations requires analytical skills and, in many cases, expert knowledge to fully comprehend the meaning of or draw conclusions about the data.

  Automation and Optimisation


The Need for Landside Automation in Terminals

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The container shipping industry is one of the most competiti ve industries in today’s marketplace. The dual force of globalizati on and the consolidation of shipping lines have forced terminals to move more containers in a shorter amount of ti me with lower costs. Because of this, terminal operators are constantly seeking ways to become more productive and cost-effective.

  Automation and Optimisation


Big Data in the Maritime Industry

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Big data has the potential to transform our industry. Through application and insights, big data is creating new opportunities to drive innovation and deliver tangible operational efficiencies across the shipping world. But information alone is not enough. It is the analysis of this data and the actionable insights it provides that will move our industry forward and determine our future.

  Automation and Optimisation


Digitization and Automation: The Next Stage

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Here at the beginning of 2018, it might be a good time to pause to take a look at what has actually been happening in the past year, why it happened and what is in store going forward

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready


Ship Berthing Incidents: Revealing the Reality

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Ship berthing incidents are all too common at ports globally. The two key areas of heightened risk are ship manoeuvring in the port and the process of mooring. Manoeuvring exposes the ship to collisions, while mooring can result in injuries or fatalities to crew or mooring line personnel.

  Automation and Optimisation