Technical Papers - Global Issues

Smart Ports or Smart People: An SPSCT Event Review

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

PTI Editor Richard Joy review the Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies Conference 2018 in Rotterdam

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


The Future of Dry Bulk: Beyond the Trade War

  Edition Online

This paper offers a review the bulk sector in 2018, and looks to what 2019 holds

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling


Digital Twin and Capacity Planning: Next Generation Ports

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As the scale and complexity of container ports operations grow, more sophisticated and accurate methods are required to derive precise planning for next generation ports.

  Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


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


Eco-efficiency in Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Over the years, the cargo handling industry has made tremendous strides in developing the eco-efficiency of cargo and material handling through more efficient machines, optimization of cargo flows, as well as intelligent equipment and automation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Waterfront and Marina


Supply Chain Partnerships: Countering Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Long-standing trade routes are shifting and geopolitical events are driving economic uncertainty on a global scale.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain



42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper describes how Rotterdam is aiming to be the smartest port in the world, explaining some of its vision and activities in relation to digital technology. But what exactly is a smart port?

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  Edition Online

The Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's leading smart ports, answers what a smart port is and how to become one

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


Free Ports in Post-Brexit Britain

  Edition Online

An exclusive paper from Aaron Nelson of top 100 UK law firm Bircham Dyson Bell focusing on the potential of free ports in post-Brexit Britain

  Port Focus, Supply Chain




Review of INFORM’s Futuristic Smart Port Novella

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Synchronization for Port Effectiveness

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

While recent political events including a potential Trade War prompted by the US President have focussed attention on customs and tariffs, a report to the World Economic Forum concluded that, ‘there are far more significant impediments to trade than tariffs’.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Transhipment and Feedering: Trades and Operators, Ships and Hubs

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Over the last ten years, indispensable feedering has kept true to the adage that the capability of a port decides the size of the feeder ship.

  Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics