Technical Papers

Demand-Driven Port Development

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Carriers,Shipping

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.

Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Issues,Health and Safety,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Carriers

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.

The New Era of Container Shipping

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus

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.

Consistent Training: The Key to Port Success

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Container Handling,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Shipping

Today’s trainee is Rory, and it's his very first time operating a ship-to-shore crane. Yet, in gusting 40mph winds in a cab 53 metres from the Liverpool quayside, he's already moved five stacks of 40ft containers from a mega-ship sitting in the River Mersey to a waiting trailer below on the new £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.

How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling,Port Planning & Finance,Container Handling,Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Terminal Focus

Over the past 15 years, the ocean logistics industry experienced vast changes to business models, services and technology adoption. In 2016, the pace of technology innovation accelerated as participants sought business model optimisation.

Power Up Your TOS

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Terminal Logistics,Global Terminal Operators,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

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

The Digitalisation Megatrend

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Shipping

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.


The Shipping Market Looking Forward

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Finance,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Shipping

The longer global economic growth remains weak and lacks investment, the lower future growth potential for shipping. For eight years, the world has struggled to cope with huge changes and challenges brought around by the crash of the financial market in 2008

EU Maritime Logistics

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Terminal Focus,Shipping

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.

The World's Largest Container Carriers

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready,Carriers

As of January 2017, the Top 25’s overall share of global capacity had reached 85%. However, company size does not necessarily come with good financial results. For the first time, as a group, the Top 25 collectively posted a net loss in 2015, this running into hundreds of millions of dollars

The Changing Face of Container Logistics

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Container Handling,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation

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

The Challenge of Fragmented Container Port Capacity

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

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

Update: Automation Fails, But Can Win Big

  The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Terminal Logistics,Global Terminal Operators,Port Planning & Finance,Container Handling,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Shipping,Container Weighing

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

Update: Maritime Sector Logistics 4.0

  The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation

The steam engine. Electricity. Automation. The Internet of Things: these 4 terms describe the evolution of industrial progress in roughly the last 2 eras. The Internet of Things – also addressed as the fourth wave in industrial development, or as the ‘digitisation’ of industry – offers various opportunities to the port sector.

Update: The New Era of Mega-Ports

  The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Terminal Logistics,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Shipping

Ports have been ever-present throughout human civilisation, yet only in recent times have we witnessed the emergence of mega-ports. Mega-ports can be considered truly indispensable nodes of the current globalised economic system. But what are mega-ports, who needs them, how does a port become one of them, and should we be glad about them; these are the questions that this paper seeks to address