Technical Papers

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  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Port Focus,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Terminal Focus

Konecranes has been manufacturing container crane for more than four decades. In the beginning, noise wasn't a bit issue, because the ways it affected humans were less well known and residential areas were separate to ports. However, noise pollution has become a major challenge as urban areas continue to expand across the seafront, ports have become busier, and two areas have crept closer.

Green Patrol Rotterdam to Take First Hybrid Patrol Boat Into Service This Year

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

The Hull Vane also has a strong impact on the wave pattern produced by the vessel. MARIN has measured this pattern - both directly in the boat's wake and at some distance. This is important for avoiding damage to the nearby banks. he model tests showed that when the Hull Vane was in place, the wave were only 7cm tall, while without the 'hydrofoil' the vessel produced wave heights of 10cm.

Challenges in Arctic Port Development

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Environment, Health & Safety,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Shipping

Sabetta can be considered a ‘critical case’ in the ongoing industrialisation of the Arctic. The absence of adequate onshore infrastructure, primarily ports and terminals, is an obstacle to furthering prospects of the Arctic energy development. Many energy analysts suggest that LNG will be a part of the energy mix for years to come and that there is place for Arctic LNG on the market. Yet, the success of projects like Yamal LNG largely depends on the reliability of LNG transport for customers, thus, existence of a well-functioning modern port is a necessary condition.

The Problems of Emissions In Ports

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Port Focus,Health and Safety,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers

The ports industry is one of the most competitive in the world, a crucial part of keeping out economy thriving, it employs thousands of people around the globe. Their will always be a need for ports: every single day they transport cargo, breakbulk, and people around the world.

2016 Update: Maritime Sector Logistics 4.0

  Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation

The steam engine. Electricity. Automation. The Internet of Things: these 4 terms describe the evolution of industrial progress in roughly the last 2 eras. The Internet of Things – also addressed as the fourth wave in industrial development, or as the ‘digitisation’ of industry – offers various opportunities to the port sector.

2016 Update: Singapore's Next Gen Mega-Port

  Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation

The port industry is a very dynamic industry. The modern Port of Singapore, being a forward-looking mega-port, is a good demonstration of how dynamic the port sector is. Singapore was established as an independent and sovereign republic in 1965. 2015 marks the country’s fiftieth anniversary, and within a relatively short time span of less than 50 years, the case of Singapore shows the development of a port from almost nothing back in the 1960s to the largest transhipment hub in the world today.

Innovation: The Route to Green Shipping

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Container Handling,Environment and Sustainability

Connectainer and Intermodal Solutions is a developer of multimodal logistics and equipment, in this paper the environmental impact of shipping is discussed: we can say that maritime shipping is the most carbon-efficient way of transportation, but, should we be proud of saying that? The International Maritime Organization, in its Third IMO GHG Study 2014, calculated that total shipping emissions in the year 2012 were approximately 938 million tonnes of CO2 and 961 million for greenhouse gases (GHGs) combining CO2, CH4 and N2O.


Q&A: Jeff Main

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Port Focus,Environment, Health & Safety,Port Focus,Health and Safety

Port Technology does a Q&A with Jeff Main from Bollard Load Testing Ltd (BLT), discussing the importance of bollard load testing. The Bollard Load Testing equipment is the result of over two years research, development and testing by our marine engineering specialists who have designed a fully calibrated, and easily deployable way of testing the strength of marine bollards.

Quay Crane Cracks: An Investigation

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Container Handling,Health and Safety

This paper looks into the issue of premature cracks appearing in container crane booms and girder structures in the TIS container terminal, Ukraine. At first sight, a possible reason for the problem might be using a grab for coal unloading, when the crane structural design was not created with this purpose. In order to check this hypothesis, we have measured stress fluctuation in the critical elements of the crane when operating with spreader and grab. After this, a comparison of the obtained results could be completed.

Green Bulk Loading and Transportation

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling,Environment and Sustainability

It is clear that ports have a responsibility toward their environment and that port governance necessary should take care of effective logistics and operations. While in the past, the environmental safeguard was not an issue; nowadays ports worldwide consider the prevention of pollution a first objective, especially with import/export of dry bulk cargo (coal, grain, iron ore, fertilizer, etcetera). In this case, the risk of spillage and dust production is very critical.

Innovation: The Route To Green Shipping

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training

Since climate change became a reality, goverments and private companies have began to work in regulation and policies that help to avoid the impact that the evolution in trade logistics is having on the environment

Container Weighing: Are you IT Ready?

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Container Weighing

One of the most pressing issues for all parties involved in container logistics is the new requirement from SOLAS that calls on shippers to obtain the verified gross mass (VGM) of all maritime containers before shipping. The main considerations with regard to this that one has to take into account are as follows

Efficient Terminal Transportation

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation

Interest in electric horizontal transportation at terminals is growing rapidly. At terminals utilising automated stacking cranes (ASC), the options are the automated guided vehicle (AGV) or the shuttle carrier, either manually operated or automated. As container movement between the quay and container yard is a potential bottleneck, the Kalmar FastCharge shuttle carrier offers a major advantage by fully decoupling activities at both ends. This concept provides greater added value depends on the characteristics and requirements of the terminal.

The Journey of CONTROLS: DP World Antwerp

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Focus,Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training

TBA is proudly celebrating ‘10 years CONTROLS’. In a series of articles, The Journey of CONTROLS will take you around the world, bringing you to various terminals who are using emulation and sharing their stories. In this second episode, we will write about the usage of CONTROLS at DP World (DPW) Antwerp

Automating Ports: Mitigating Union Friction

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Focus,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation

Although automation could certainly make sense for some ports, this could come at a cost: social costs, Olaf Merk explains how to mitigate those