Technical Papers - Container Handling

Safety in Automation: Development of the Brake Thruster

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In principle, everything that is moved also needs to be slowed down. Safety has always been the single most important factor in this regard.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Q&A: Container Transport in 2043

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, recently published the ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’ report, which summarises the passionate thoughts and opinions of industry leaders on what the future holds for the container industry over the next 25 years.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance


Roller Supported Cable Carrier System: Efficient Container Crane Operation

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Ship-to-shore (STS) loading systems form a bridge between container ships and port facilities to allow easy loading and unloading of cargo hold.

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


20 Years of High-Definition Simulation in the Port Industry

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

More than 20 years of operations, 1,000 projects across 250-plus terminals, over 500 man-years spent on simulation. Sound crazy? This the story so far for TBA.

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Rethinking Port-Wide Autonomy

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper details why achieving port-wide autonomy requires capabilities that are beyond Wi-Fi and LTE’s reach, and what operators really need in a wireless infrastructure to effectively enable autonomous operations port-wide.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Wireless Networks


Performance Evaluation: Custom Harmonic Filter Design for Port Cranes

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This article addresses the design needs of industry standard IEEE 519 for quay crane electrical systems, with a focus on how customized harmonic filters provide a superior end result for the crane drive and control system, as opposed to the application of ‘standardized’ harmonic filters.

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


Truck Appointment Systems and Reefers: Is There a Connection?

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In the recent decades there have been two independent new developments in the maritime shipment of containerized goods.

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics



Terminal Automation Platforms: Open Interfaces

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper is a shorter version of a full length white paper which will be available on the PTI website shortly

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Expanding Perspectives: From Port Focus to Supply Chain Focus

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This feature from Kuenz explores how the company is shifting its focus from traditional port operations to broader supply chains

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


Q&A: David Moosbrugger, Kuenz

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Exclusive Q&A David Moosbrugger, Managing Director, Kuenz

  Container Handling


Crane & Operator Health & Safety

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper addresses issues such as such as awkward posture, and environmental factors including heating, ventilation, noise, and vibration, continue to impact crane operators’ well being

  Container Handling


(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


Tie-Down Design Considerations: STS Container Cranes

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

When extreme winds blow, cranes sometimes collapse. If one tie-down fails, a crane can break loose and roll down the rails, destroying neighboring cranes. Although other crane structural failures can occur during extreme winds, crane to-wharf tie-down systems are often the weak link for full crane collapse, and thereby deserve more attention.

  Container Handling



Terminal Automation: Converting to Auto-RTG

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Operating an automated terminal requires a thorough change of business processes as well as new skillsets for the people operating the terminal. One way to successfully address these issues is a step-wise approach in converting the terminal from traditional manual operation to automation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling