Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

Research Paper: Automation and Electric Drives

  Edition Online

In recent years there has been moderate annual growth in global container handling volumes – reaching around 700 million TEU in 2017. Meanwhile, the capacity of the world container vessel fleet has increased considerably to over 20 million TEU. Because of this, shipping lines are increasingly operating in global alliances, giving them scope to optimize their services and increase their buying power.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus


Automated Intelligence

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult?

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Automatic Twistlock Systems

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The current practice at container terminals is to manually remove twistlocks from containers – a time consuming activity. This process can be automated, which saves time, reduces risk at the terminal and contributes to a more efficient operation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing


Detect and Control Cyber Risks

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

In order to ensure that processes and interconnections don‘t allow malware to shut down operations or allow manipulation of data for illegal purposes, a solution to identify threats along the supply chain is urgently needed

  Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Efficient Port Gate Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Employing technologies to improve the efficiency and security of gate operations has become the predominant strategy for terminal operators dealing with heavy traffic passing through their gates

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Future Port Automation: Issues to Consider

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Cargo travels through ports increasingly with the aid of automation. As automation evolves and becomes more sophisticated, terminal operators realize efficiencies that help increase throughput, reduce turnaround time and increase revenue generation. Many are unsure of what level of automation to use, if any.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Smart Port Logistics

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

After many successful decades of digitalization and automation in contemporary ports, the next big step is to look at innovative ways for extracting more value from new and existing data sources to achieve competitive advantages

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus



A New Dawn for Crane Technology

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Maintenance costs and time are getting more and more vital in automated terminals, so beside the cost, the human risk is increased when people need to enter an automated terminal to tend to cranes. Therefore, we have a long-term commitment to long lasting components and several developments have been made in the area of maintenance with regard to critical parts such as ropes and wheels.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling



Q&A: David Moosbrugger, Managing Director, Kuenz

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The most dramatic evolution in recent years is the automation of terminals. This started in the ports and will now be implemented step-by-step in other areas. For example, in the intermodal yards. Part of the technology which has been developed for the ports can be also used in intermodal facilities, new solutions for challenges need to be developed and then maybe it can also be used again in the ports to further increase efficiency and safety in the terminals.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Automated Inspection by AI

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The search for contraband, threats, and fraud in cargo containers is akin to searching for needles in an ever growing field of many haystacks

  Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Container Stacking Approaches

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

It is essential to create proactive measures to react to sudden changes in container flow

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators


Expanding Terminal Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Automation and electrification are the twin goals of advanced container terminals worldwide. They are driven by the desire for reduced costs and reduced environmental impacts of operations, as well as financial pressure for higher utilization of expensive capital assets gained by moving toward 24/7 operation

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


Robot Tax: Is There a Justification?

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Ports have been precursors in automated processes, but could ports also lead the debate on such innovative policy responses to automation?

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Improving Port Profitability: Is it Elementary?

  Edition Online

IBM’s Kurt Wedgwood, a thought-leader in IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Group, has written a technical paper exclusively for PTI with a step-by-step guide on how to increase the profitability of your port

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction