Technical Papers - Environment, Health & Safety

Optimizing Berth Schedules: It’s Time to go Green

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper argues for a defined berth schedule system that allows the mitigation of the environmental effects of vessel berthing

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready


Energy Peak Shavings for Ship-to-Shore Cranes

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Peak shaving implies the lowering of the highest observed peak in energy demand to reduce the energy-related costs. This enables container terminals to lower the handling costs of containerships, giving them a better competitive position

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety


Arctic Container Shipping: The Risks of Heavy Fuel Oil

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper explores new Arctic shipping routes and the risks of using heavy fuel oil in the region

  Environment, Health & Safety


The IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy: An Update

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping provides an update and overview of the IMO's recent greenhouse gas emission strategy that was brought in April, 2018

  Environment, Health & Safety


Utilizing Waste to Create New Port Land

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

This paper presents the most recent port expansion and the major dredging and land creation project that has been undertaken in the Port of Gä vle since 2007

  Environment, Health & Safety


Reduction of Air Emissions through Public-Private Partnerships

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

At the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), air pollution from port-related operations is at its lowest in more than 12 years, while container volumes are at an all-time high

  Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus


Sustainability Transition: The Promise of Digitalization

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

What are the opportunities – and the limitations – of a sustainability transition in the shipping industry enabled by the new ICT?

  Environment, Health & Safety



Green Shipping to the Fore

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Shipping is the unsung hero and loyal servant of world trade and plays a pivotal role in facilitating many economic activities

  Environment, Health & Safety


Q&A: Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Edition Online

A Q&A exploring the imminent reality of autonomous trucks taking to the roads with Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Performance Improvement in Yard Lighting: A New Approach

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Seaports – the nexus of trade, logistics, and production – are hugely important in facilitating both national and international trade. Recent decades have witnessed a spectacular increase in freight transport worldwide, 90% of which crosses the sea after loading in seaports. Container transport in particular has been influenced by this increase in global sea transport. For example, the maximum capacity of containerships used to be 10,000 TEU, but this increased over a 10-year period to 22,000 TEU. There are, of course, knock-on environmental effects from these developments that must be addressed by the seaports that have to accommodate incoming, outgoing and transiting trade.

  Environment, Health & Safety


Slops Refining: A Sustainable Solution for Ports

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Slops and sludges are hydrocarbon-rich shipping industry waste, produced in ship engine rooms through purifying fuels, bilge waters from mechanical systems, oily ballast water and tank cleaning waters from tankers. MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 12 defines slops as "the residual waste oil products generated during the normal operation of a ship, such as those resulting from the purification of fuel or lubricating oil for main or auxiliary machinery, separated waste oil from oil filtering equipment, waste oil collected in drip trays, and waste hydraulic and lubricating oils." Millions of tonnes of maritime hydrocarbon residues are created every year, and it is estimated that they account for between 1% and 2% of maritime bunker volumes consumed annually. All of this waste needs to be disposed of in line with IMO and EU regulations, and Ecoslops presents a way to refine the waste into valuable fuel.

  Environment, Health & Safety


How to Reduce Opex Costs for RTG Terminals

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Conventional Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) consume 2 to 2.5 liter diesel per container move. Consequently a container terminal with a throughput of 1 million TEU consumes 2 million to 2.5 million liters of diesel per year. This drives many operators to look for suitable power supply alternatives for this type of crane, in order to reduce diesel consumption and thus emissions. Conductix-Wampfler has been converting RTGs into electrified RTGs (E-RTGs) since 2006. The converting process involves shutting down the diesel genset and powering the RTG with electric power directly from the power grid. E-RTGs typically use 2.5 to 3.5 kWh electrical power per container move.

  Automation and Optimisation, Dredging and Coastal Development, Environment, Health & Safety



IAPH: New Start with the World Ports Sustainability Program

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ports from all over the world came together in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in July, 2008 for the C40 World Ports Climate Conference, under the slogan of “world ports for a better climate”.

  Environment, Health & Safety


Electric Yard Tractors: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The latest Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (POLA/LB) has set a goal of zero emissions for cargo handling equipment by 2030. This has spurred a number of responses claiming that this goal will require enormous investment costs and will be onerous to achieve.

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Terminal Logistics