Technical Papers - Finance

Short-Sea Shipping Vessels: The Next Frontier for Hybrid Propulsion Retrofits

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

There is growing excitement within the maritime sector regarding the benefits from operating with modern hybrid systems, combining both conventional ship engines and energy storage systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


The Future of Free Zones In The UK

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Since the EU referendum, there has been a growing interest in the reintroduction of free zones in the United Kingdom. Those advocating free zones believe that they will help to boost British trade after Brexit and promote economic growth.

  Finance, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


How the Chain will Change: Digital Standards in Maritime Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure that has been specially designed for maritime actors.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Enabling the Connected Port of Things

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, The Last Word


Supercharged Free Ports: The Evolution of Port-Centric Logistics

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The concept of port-centric logistics isn’t new and many will say it has been around almost as long as ports themselves. Today, it is an integral part of supply chain management and in the UK PD Ports has been one of the leading port operators to embrace and develop the concept.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Singapore’s Mega Terminals: Analyzing Battery-Powered Vehicles

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The growing increase of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world are causing concern among people and governments.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain, The Last Word, Waterfront and Marina


Cyber Risk in the Marine Industry

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Cyber-attacks and data theft are the threats considered most likely to occur in the marine industry within the next 10 years

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks



Q&A: Matthias Korthals, Hapag-Lloyd

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In an exclusive Q&A with PTI, Matthias Korthals, Senior Director Global Procurement, Hapag-Lloyd speaks about the major challenges the shipping industry is facing in 2019

  Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain


UK in the Post-Brexit Landscape: Looking Through the Maelstrom

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The CEOs of Britain's major port associations discuss how the sector can prepare for and manage the upheaval created by Brexit

  Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain


2038 A Smart Port Story Part 2 A Review

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Port Technology's Editor Richard Joy reviews the second half of INFORM's groundbreaking sci-fi novella

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Terminal Automation: the Good, the Bad and the Future

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Rich Ceci analyses the benefits of automation and looks at what the future might bring

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain



The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain