Technical Papers - Global Issues

Shanghai Port: Yangtze Growth Strategy

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The Port of Shanghai is located in one of China's most economically developed cities, situated at the middle of the 18,000 kilometre-long Chinese coastline, where the Yangtze River flows into the sea. As the direct hinterland of the Port of Shanghai, the Yangtze Economic Zone contributes more than 40% of the GDP of China, as well as 25% of the nation’s total import and export cargos.

  Port Focus


Automated Intelligence

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult?

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Shipping on the Northern Sea Route

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Shipping companies using the sea route must apply to Russia’s Northern Sea Route Administration to enter or pass through the sea route area

  Supply Chain



Container Trades of East and Southern Africa

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Dyanmar has released a summary of its latest container insight with PTI

  Supply Chain


A New Dawn for Dry Bulk

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

For the first time since 2000 the order-book has shrunk below 8% of the total dry bulk fleet

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Finance


Stereo Camera Systems for Vessel Berthing

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

This paper proposes a vision-based monitoring system designed and integrated to support vessel berthing work and to reduce maritime accidents from human errors

  VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)



Smart Port Logistics

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

After many successful decades of digitalization and automation in contemporary ports, the next big step is to look at innovative ways for extracting more value from new and existing data sources to achieve competitive advantages

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


Responding to Environmental Regulation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

IMO Member States will in June 2017 begin to develop a strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from the international shipping sector, in line with the ambitious spirit of the Paris Agreement on climate change

  Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain


Automation and Electric Drives

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Shipping lines are also increasingly operating in global alliances, giving them scope to optimize their services and increase their buying power. For container terminals this has resulted in noticeable reductions in handling rates, larger operational peaks and more idle time in waterside operations.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety


Container Stacking Approaches for Mega-Ship Era

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

It is essential to create proactive measures to react to sudden changes in container flow

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators


Expanding Terminal Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Automation and electrification are the twin goals of advanced container terminals worldwide. They are driven by the desire for reduced costs and reduced environmental impacts of operations, as well as financial pressure for higher utilization of expensive capital assets gained by moving toward 24/7 operation

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


Robot Tax: Is There a Justification?

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Ports have been precursors in automated processes, but could ports also lead the debate on such innovative policy responses to automation?

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Improving Port Profitability: Is it Elementary?

  Edition Online

IBM’s Kurt Wedgwood, a thought-leader in IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Group, has written a technical paper exclusively for PTI with a step-by-step guide on how to increase the profitability of your port

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Blockchain Technology for Ports

  Edition Online

This paper examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries. DLT has the potential to drastically change the world of asset transfer, asset movements and security of data movement

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics