Technical Papers - Mega Ship Ready

Gulftainer’s Wilmington Strategy: Port-Centric Logistics & Collaboration

  PTI Edition 82 - Port-Centric Logistics

After Gulftainer's famous takeover of the Port of Wilmington, this paper looks into how the UAE-based operator plans to make a success of its US port via a port-centric logistics based strategy

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Port-Centric Logistics: Enabling Smarter Trade

  PTI Edition 82 - Port-Centric Logistics

In this paper, Rashid Abdulla, CEO of DP World Europe & Russia, outlines how DP World are utilising port-centric logistics to maintain its position as a global leader in terminal operations

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain



The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Big Ships, Deep Channels and Transfer Terminals

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The Port of Valencia has recently announced plans for a large, new US$1.4 billion terminal, with a 2-km berthing dock and 140-ha terminal area.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


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




Wave Drift Force Coefficients

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper assesses the influence of wave drift forces for the design of navigable areas in ports or harbours subject to high swell waves in terms of resources required for the manoeuvres, as well as in the area occupied by the vessels during the transit in approach channels.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Port Readiness for Megaships

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Global shipping liners such as APM-Maersk and MSC are currently operating 30 and 20 megaships of more than 18,000 TEUs in capacity, respectively, as of July 2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Smart(er) Ports Needed

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper is an excellent read for port and terminal industry professionals who want to understand how the use of data and information can deliver more efficient activities at a port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Optimizing Berth Schedules: It’s Time to go Green

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper argues for a defined berth schedule system that allows the mitigation of the environmental effects of vessel berthing

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready



ECDIS: Navigation in 2018

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made the carriage of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) mandatory under SOLAS V (Safety of Navigation) for most large vessels, with the deadline for entry into force, fast approaching on July 1, 2018.

  Mega Ship Ready


Digitization and Automation: The Next Stage

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Here at the beginning of 2018, it might be a good time to pause to take a look at what has actually been happening in the past year, why it happened and what is in store going forward

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready


2017: A Container Market Review

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

From the lows (and carrier losses) of 2016, freight rates improved sufficiently during the course of 2017 for the majority of carriers to return to profitable positions

  Mega Ship Ready