Technical Papers

Demand-Driven Port Development

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Carriers,Shipping

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Issues,Health and Safety,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Carriers

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.

The New Era of Container Shipping

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus

In the new era we see, vendors of solutions will date to venture out their niches and look for solutions that connect and interchange information in real time to provide actionable visibility and enable efficient decision making. These solutions will be possible because new standards for information exchange and a set of common semantics have evolved.

Major Port Developments in 2016

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready,Shipping

The year 2016 brought a range of challenges and opportunities for European ports. This paper intends to summarize the main developments in nine distinctive themes.

Safety Initiatives: A Prime Tool

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Security, Surveillance and Detection,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Security, Surveillance and Detection,Health and Safety

It may seem rare that common ship handling and cargo loading operations result in major incidents. However, when such circumstances do arise, the financial and commercial consequences can be significant

The Digitalisation Megatrend

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Shipping

Digitising complete supply chains and automating information exchange could form a solution to this problem [2]. In order to overcome current information exchange barriers research is currently being undertaken on the translation of the internet to the real-world.

Brexit's Impact on Customs Regulation

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Finance,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Shipping

This article looks first at the current position, and in particular the significance for businesses of the UK's membership of the customs union


The Shipping Market Looking Forward

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Finance,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Shipping

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

EU Maritime Logistics

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Terminal Focus,Shipping

The interdependence of all actors of the maritime logistics chain is clearly demonstrated and justifies a holistic and balanced approach, be it in regards to investment, competition, level playing field, digitalisation, trade facilitation, sustainability or innovation.

Brexit's Impact on Customs Regulation

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Terminal Focus

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

How To Reduce Your Demurrage Bill

  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

  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

  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

  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.