Technical Papers - Mega Ship Ready

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


Empowering Mega-Terminals with Gigabytes

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ports must continually invest in infrastructure and efficient equipment to remain competitive. The largest ports in particular have made substantial upgrades to serve mega-vessels, for example triple-e vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs. Port container terminals have been transformed into mega-terminals capable of handling more than 3.5 million TEUs per year.

  Mega Ship Ready, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Megaship Pressures on Port Electric and Data Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ultra-large vessels that operate under slow steaming are today the most efficient containerships, consuming 50% less fuel than the average main Europe-Asia route.

  Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready


Qingdao Terminal: Fully Automated to Welcome Megaships

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

This is the age of mega ships. These massive ships are carrying more cargo than ever before, and play a vital role in maritime transportation, dictating the future of the shipping industry. Just two years ago, the largest ship had a capacity of 19,200 TEUs.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready


Garden City Terminal: A Single-Terminal Port for Today’s Market

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Savannah Port, the largest container terminal in the Western Hemisphere, has surpassed 4 million TEU by offering a competitive alternative to West Coast ports.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


The Panama Canal One Year After Expansion

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

On June 26, 2016, the Panama Canal opened its new set of locks, thus guaranteeing the transits of Neopanamaxsize vessels. After more than one year of operations, we have witnessed more than 1,700 transits of these larger ships, which are distributed among several market segments.

  Mega Ship Ready


Automated Mooring For Stabilizing Megaships

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

As the number of large and super-large container vessels in service grows, port authorities are scrambling to service these vast ships in ways that are safer and more profitable.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing



Undaunted by New Challenges, Busan Mega-Port Thrives

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Shipping lines’ recent strategy shifts have strained market conditions, highlighted by the ultimate collapse of Hanjin Shipping in February 2017. Hanjin Shipping accounted for approximately 10% of all container handling at Busan ports, so its demise pushed Busan Port Authority (BPA) into the red, with total container handling plunging 0.1% in 2016 from 2015.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


Hamburg Terminals: Partnership in Practice

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Two trends have defined container shipping in the past decade. To start with, bigger and bigger ships were built at an unprecedented pace. The result was systemic overcapacity, which triggered various consolidations among shipping companies. The second is that port authorities and terminal operators were faced with major challenges owing to this development.

  Mega Ship Ready



Liner Shipping in 2025

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The industry is currently facing a fundamental transformation which will profoundly change the existing business models – and that this transformation will happen irrespective of the practical details, such as demand growth and freight rate developments.

  Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


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


Demand-Driven Port Development

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

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


Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The New Era of Container Shipping

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

In the new era we see, vendors of solutions will date to venture out their niches and look for solutions that connect and interchange information in real time to provide actionable visibility and enable efficient decision making. These solutions will be possible because new standards for information exchange and a set of common semantics have evolved.

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