Technical Papers - Finance

China’s One Belt One Road

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

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.

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators


Dry Bulk Shipping Market Overview and Outlook 2016

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

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.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Finance


Innovation: The Route To Green Shipping

  Edition Online

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

  Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus


The Journey of CONTROLS: DP World Antwerp

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


The Chinese Port System: Competition and Cooperation

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

  Finance, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The Panama Canal Expansion: Completion is Finally Upon Us

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

  Finance, Mega Ship Ready


Terminal Automation: Challenges in Systems Integration

  Edition Online

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

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





Distributing Intelligence in Container Terminals

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

In adapting to a new maritime landscape, ABB believe operators have to utilise automation and IT solutions in order to safely navigate peaks and troughs

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


Port Investment: The Rise of Big Financial Players

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Since the early-2000s, given the increasing profitability of the container port business, investors have changed the port market. Find out how

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Digital Ports: The Evolving Role of Port Authorities

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Expert analysis from Dr Oscar Pernia (Navis) and Francisco de los Santos of Algeciras Port Authority

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Maersk Line Q&A

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Exclusive Q&A with Maersk Line's Head of Terminal Performance Tommy Nilsson

  Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mega Ship Ready


Port Development in East Africa

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

East Africa has long been marginalised as a somewhat less significant part of the global container industry, with inadequate capital investment in infrastructure leading to the majority of cargo being transhipped over Red Sea or Middle East Gulf ports such as Jebel Ali, Salalah or the Indian Ocean Islands

  Finance, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Successful Public-Private Partnerships in Ports Infrastructure Projects

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Whilst port infrastructure is crucial to the advancement of local and national economies, the fact remains that port infrastructure procurement; development and operations are costly both towards the capital expenditure needed to develop the assets, as well as the operating costs generated by running the assets.

  Finance, Port Planning, Design & Construction