Technical Papers - Global Terminal Operators


Port Partnerships in Practice

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Two trends have defined container shipping in the past decade. To start with, bigger and bigger ships were built at an unprecedented pace and the result was systemic overcapacity.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)



PortForward: Towards a Green and Sustainable Ecosystem

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The project PortForward, funded by EU Horizon 2020 framework, aims to enhance the sustainability of maritime shipping by making the Port of the Future smarter, greener and more interconnected.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal 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


Working as One: Data Sharing

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Kober presents an excellent argument for why greater visibility outweighs data sharing concerns, backing up his points with information gathered from port and terminal industry executives.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



Digital Freight Forwarding

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Freight forwarding is a 150 billion-dollar industry, with more than 100 million containers being moved globally. It is one of the markets that still suffers from analog processes and is already subject to disruption towards digital technologies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


#SPSC18 Conference e-Book #2 Blockchain

  PTI Edition SPSC #2 - #SPSC18 Conference e-Book #2 Blockchain

Blockchain in Supply Chains follows the supply chain eBook Path to Intelligence, but more of these digital publications, which feature many of the top #SPSC18 speakers, are yet to come

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain, The Last Word


(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

  Edition Online

This white paper describes the possibilities and processes of converting a rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG) terminal to an automated operation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus


Chinese Seaport Governance: Reform and the Influence of Broader Policies

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

The past 65 years have brought significant changes to China’s economic and political landscape and the Chinese society at large, influencing the degree to which China’s ports are centrally governed. This paper explains the early stages of port organization which saw port governance centralized, and which has since been succeeded by a stage in which broader economic policies have increasing impact.

  Global Terminal Operators


Q&A with Benjamin Lai of DaChan Bay Terminals

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

DaChan Bay Terminals (DCB) is part of the Port of Shenzhen, the third-busiest container port in the world. To handle ship traffic DCB deploys a full fleet of electricity-powered rubber tyred gantry cranes (e-RTGs) and dual hoist tandem-lift QCs, which are able to simultaneously handle two 40-foot containers. DCB is the world's first container terminal to deploy a full fleet of e-RTGs, using electricity instead of diesel. E-RTGs emit no CO2 emissions during their operations in terminals and their indirect CO2 emissions are 60% lower than those of diesel-powered RTGs. All quay cranes are also electricity-powered. These cranes are able to simultaneously handle two 40-foot containers or four 20-foot containers with lower energy consumption and higher productivity.

  Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Pakistan’s High-tech Port of Call

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

International observers of Pakistan often perceive the country in terms of its challenges; and, indeed, there are many. South Asia's second-largest economy is ranked 144th in the World Bank’s Doing Business index and faces a host of pressing issues, from flare-ups of insecurity, to power supply disruptions, to a shortage of financing options in underdeveloped regions.

  Global Terminal Operators


Port Governance in China: An Integrated Orientation

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Recent Chinese policy evolution and directions on port governance have managerial implications for Chinese ports, local port groups and port bureaus. Three main principles underpin these policies: an increased focus on port integration and cooperation, a strong orientation towards hinterland development, and the opening-up of the Chinese port sector to both accepting investment from and investing in foreign entities.

  Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus