Technical Papers

Brexit's Impact on Customs Regulation

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Finance,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

This article looks first at the current position, and in particular the significance for businesses (both importers and exporters) of the UK's membership of the customs union. The article then considers the impact if the UK were no longer a member of the customs union, and highlights some of the issues which may have an impact on UK ports.

The Shipping Market in 2016 and Looking Forward

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training

The longer global economic growth remains weak and lacks investment, the lower future growth potential for shipping. For eight years, the world has struggled to cope with huge changes and challenges brought around by the crash of the financial market in 2008.

How To Reduce Your Demurrage Bill

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Port Planning & Finance,Shipping

Cirrus Logistics provides ports and terminals with applications and services that optimise the vessel call process, increase terminal throughput, and make the best use of available infrastructure and resources. This paper has been written to introduce an approach to vessel planning and scheduling that can return million-dollar savings per terminal per year.For supply chains that involve the chartering of vessels, demurrage is seen by many organisations as an inevitability of moving cargoes.

Container Weighing Options: Buyer’s Guide

  Container Weighing eBook - Part 2     Finance,Port Planning & Finance,Container Handling,Container Weighing

Simon Rush from Trimble discusses the SOLAS agreement, and it's effect on container weighing: There are many technologies available to port operations to achieve compliance with the new SOLAS amendment, including weighbridges and weighing systems for ship to shore container cranes, mobile harbour cranes, RTGs, straddle carriers, reach stackers and container handling fork lift trucks. Each of these options has pros and cons that will impact port operations workflow. Ports should consider the following criteria when considering options.

EU Port Statistics Ten-T Regulations

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Port Focus,Finance,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance

The importance of having reliable and accurate statistical data is crucial in all economic and social sectors. In the port area, until a few years ago, the most important data was that released by ports or port authorities. The reason for this lies in the fact that ports provide the data on punctuality and speed, usually one or two months after the end of a year.In Europe, Eurostat collect, process and disseminate statistical data for ports.It does this through the cooperation of the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States.

China’s One Belt One Road

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus

China has proposed a new silk route, commonly referred to as ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR). What does it mean, what are its consequences and what does it mean for the European ports system? This article will provide some answers to these questions. It will also provide some recommendations for European policy-makers.What is needed is a real reflection on the EU ports system. Which ports are needed for which amounts of cargo and which types of ships; which investments are needed where, and equally important: where not to invest? OBOR provides a unique opportunity to reflect on creating more focus, coherence and value in the European ports system.

Dry Bulk Shipping Market Overview and Outlook 2016

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling,Finance,Global Issues,Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling

In the early aftermath of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its new World Economic Outlook (WEO), where the organisation revised its previous growth forecast published in April. The global growth outlook for 2016 and 2017 has been reduced and according to the IMF, the deterioration reflects the uncertainty of Brexit’s economic consequences. The IMF does not expect he combined growth for the emerging markets and developing economies to be affected. Their projection remains at the same levels as in the April WEO – a growth of 4.1% in 2016 and 4.6% in 2017. As the emerging markets rely on commodities as their main trade, this will not add to the headache for the currently depressed dry bulk shipping industry.


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

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

The Chinese Port System: Competition and Cooperation

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Global Issues

Prof Theo Notteboom looks at the development of China in to the biggest container port system on earth

The Panama Canal Expansion: Completion is Finally Upon Us

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Finance,Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready

For more than a century now, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a prime location at the crossroads of two oceans and two continents as the fastest all-water route between Asia and the eastern areas of North and South America, it is set for an expansion that could reshape trade flows

Terminal Automation: Challenges in Systems Integration

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Container Handling,Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training

With an influx of mega-vessels into the maritime industry, new challenges are now faced by ports and terminals, and in an exclusive new whitepaper Dr Armin Wieschemann of Terex explains how challenges in the integration of different systems can be met