Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

The Art of Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Container Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Navis' Frederik Stork looks at how AI and Machine Learning are changing ports and terminals and the wider supply chain.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Supply Chain


Why Standards Matter

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Richard Morton and Nico De Cauwer examine the ongoing challenge of standardization and explain why it is so important for the industry

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain



Maritime Supply Chain Challenges

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering at MIT, looks at the hurdles that must be overcome for more effective collaboration in the maritime sector

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Short-Sea Shipping Vessels: The Next Frontier for Hybrid Propulsion Retrofits

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

There is growing excitement within the maritime sector regarding the benefits from operating with modern hybrid systems, combining both conventional ship engines and energy storage systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


New Ports: From Confrontation to Collaboration?

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Our coasts and estuaries are amongst the most productive habitats for biodiversity in the world, and their value is recognised through legal designations, including under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. They are also international shipping routes and perform a wider range of ecosystem functions including flood mitigation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


Enabling the Connected Port of Things

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, The Last Word



Automation & Humans Working Together

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

David Moosbrugger looks at the challenges and benefits of implementing automated technologies within a terminal environment

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Upping the IT Ante: Adoption of Industry 4.0

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Nazery Khalid assesses the key drivers of technological change within the maritime industry and looks forward to the future of the sector

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


Automated Terminals and Self-Driving Cars

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Jari Hamalainen and Pekka Yli-Paunu highlight an exciting technology that is changing the face of automated terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Case Study: Optimizing Trapac

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Sylvia Wong and Evan Crawford take a closer look at how automation was implemented at the highly automated facility in Los Angeles

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Big Data = Big Challenges: A Solution Based Approach

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Transforming Terminals in the Mega-Age

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Uno Bryfors assess how terminals around the world are adapting to the changing nature of the shipping industry and what these facilities can do to transform with the times

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Terminal Automation: the Good, the Bad and the Future

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Rich Ceci analyses the benefits of automation and looks at what the future might bring

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain