Technical Papers - Mega Ship Ready

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


How to Become a Smart Port City of Call

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Ports searching for a smart business model will find the concise steps shared by two brilliant minds at Dell EMC a recipe for how to transform logistics functions.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON), Wireless Networks


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


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



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


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