Technical Papers - Global Terminal Operators

Are TOS Systems Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes with expertise in terminal management to help spot areas for improvements, and to implement them rapidly.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Terminal Logistics


Safety Initiatives: A Prime Tool

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Maintenance of Automated Terminals

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

When converting a manual container terminal to automation, the first thing that comes to mind is installing automated equipment and building the infrastructure needed to run it

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port & Maritime Training, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Power Up Your TOS

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

There are two factors that impact decision-making in terminal operations: complexity and unpredictability. Complexity is straight forward; how complicated is the terminal environment

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Terminal Logistics


The Digitalisation Megatrend

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


EU Maritime Logistics

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Successful Delivery of Terminal Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

In this globalised supply chain from the manufacturer in Asia to the consumer in Europe or America, the marine container terminal is a key link, where the cargo transfer mode changes from waterborne to land-based.

  Global Terminal Operators, Port Planning, Design & Construction



The Problem of Emissions In Ports

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The ports industry is one of the most competitive in the world, a crucial part of keeping out economy thriving, it employs thousands of people around the globe. Their will always be a need for ports: every single day they transport cargo, breakbulk, and people around the world.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The Changing Face of Container Logistics

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Just as Google began life as a search engine and now presents itself as a onestop shop for cloud-based data storage and processing, the port community needs a platform that covers the spectrum of shipping logistics

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


The Challenge of Fragmented Container Port Capacity

  Edition Online

Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst (Ports & Terminals) with Drewry Maritime Research has written a new technical paper for Port Technology in which he offers fresh, pioneering insight into how to achieve optimal terminal efficiency via the analysis of terminal fragmentation

  Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Update: Dry Bulk Terminal Capacity Planning

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

In 2012, the international seaborne trade for dry bulk cargo continued to grow: an overall growth of 5.7 percent, within which was a 7.2 percent increase rate for major bulks. Unlike other types of terminals (e.g. container terminals, general cargo terminals), for dry bulk terminals it is important to distinguish if they are export or import terminals. Because of the differences in objectives (i.e. export or import dry bulks), an export bulk terminal is designed rather differently from an import bulk terminal

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Terminal Logistics


Automation Fails, But Can Win Big

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

With the increase in vessel sizes, terminal operators have finally realised that they will no longer be able to handle mega-ships in an efficient and economical manner without some level of automation. Some operators have sought to meet this challenge by ‘automating’ specific portions of their operations; adding CCD-TV, GPS devices, sensors and automatic steering to RTG cranes and straddle carriers

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Update: Threats of Port Cyber Security

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

Ports are critical infrastructures. Unavailability of a large port could present a major economic incident for a state or countr. ,A solid cyber security plan is a must in any modern port. How ready are you?

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection


Update: PSA: Mega-Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

In container shipping, the idea that “big is beautiful” seems to be in vogue. Ever since the invention of the humble container in the 1950s revolutionised the face of global manufacturing, international trade flows have only grown bigger. More than 60% of seaborne trade now is containerised, with Drewry estimating that over 600 million TEU was moved worldwide in 2014.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


A Global Logistics Data Backbone

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

A recent overall study of the current logistics process makes it clear that all parties involved are developing activities and implement changes to make their own part of the logistics process as good as possible but with that they miss the total picture. In general, shippers demand better supply chain management and improved end-to-end chain visibility. To support that demand, a global logistic data backbone is currently in development.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators