Technical Papers - Mega Ship Ready


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


What is an Autonomous Ship?

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The core question of whether there will be autonomous ships is usually answered with yes. Some experts see the year 2020 as possible, while others see the years 2030 to 2040 as more realistic

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain


Mapping the Globe: The Patterns of Mega-Ships

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

This paper aims to provide a concrete description and explanation of the observed pattern in mega ship trends for 2016-2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain