Technical Papers - Container Handling

The VGM Ruling: A Review of the Implementation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The much trumpeted container weighing regulation which exercised much of the freight industry last year is hoped to be the mere overture to a concerted effort to bring about significant behavioural change. This paper assesses the degree of compliance with the VGM regulation that has been achieved but also looks forward to what needs to be done to further ensure safety and sustainability in the global supply chain.

  Container Handling, Container Weighing


Empty Container Repositioning

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

This technical paper touches upon a few of the intricacies and suggest directions for further exploration to resolve the issues of busy container yards

  Container Handling


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


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


Automation and Electric Drives

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Shipping lines are also increasingly operating in global alliances, giving them scope to optimize their services and increase their buying power. For container terminals this has resulted in noticeable reductions in handling rates, larger operational peaks and more idle time in waterside operations.

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


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



Next Generation Training Tools

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Whether it is a terminal truck driver, a hatch clerk, a vessel planner, or a shift manager; all contribute to a smooth and productive operation, and are continuously interacting with the various IT systems present in the terminal

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Consistent Training: The Key to Port Success

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Today’s trainee is Rory, and it's his very first time operating a ship-to-shore crane. Yet, in gusting 40mph winds in a cab 53 metres from the Liverpool quayside, he's already moved five stacks of 40ft containers from a mega-ship sitting in the River Mersey to a waiting trailer below on the new £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.

  Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Warehousing and Logistics


Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into the virtual world.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Maintenance of Automated Terminals

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

When converting a manual container terminal to automation, the first thing that comes to mind is installing automated equipment and building the infrastructure needed to run it

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port & Maritime Training, Port Planning, Design & Construction


How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Over the past 15 years, the ocean logistics industry experienced vast changes to business models, services and technology adoption. In 2016, the pace of technology innovation accelerated as participants sought business model optimisation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The Changing Face of Container Logistics

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Just as Google began life as a search engine and now presents itself as a onestop shop for cloud-based data storage and processing, the port community needs a platform that covers the spectrum of shipping logistics

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


Automation Fails, But Can Win Big

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

With the increase in vessel sizes, terminal operators have finally realised that they will no longer be able to handle mega-ships in an efficient and economical manner without some level of automation. Some operators have sought to meet this challenge by ‘automating’ specific portions of their operations; adding CCD-TV, GPS devices, sensors and automatic steering to RTG cranes and straddle carriers

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