Technical Papers - Mooring & Berthing

ABP: Keeping Mega-Ships On Course

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) have become an increasingly familiar – and spectacular – sight around the UK’s coast as vessels continue to grow in size

  Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus



Whitepaper: Container Weighing Explained

  Edition Online

Load measurement specialist Strainstall articulate in detail all the major issues ports and terminals have to be aware of with the impending container weighing regulations in 2016

  Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics, The Last Word


Bollard Safety Innovation for Ports and Terminals

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

Jeff Main, Managing Director of BLT, here makes a convincing case for the testing of bollards in ports. As the size of ships increases, so do the dangers, unless bollards are correctly monitored

  Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Navigation simulation for megaship handling

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

Simulation has become increasingly important in an era of mega-ships and massive port development projects, here the MSRC of explains their vital importance

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Training seafarers: nautical studies for the development of LNG terminals

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

New vessel classes force a review of terminals. Therefore all parties have to come to an agreement on updated operational procedures, which might include defining training programs for masters, officers and pilots prior to the access of new vessels.

  Dangerous and Hazardous Materials, Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


How to Boost Terminal Operations with TOS Plug-ins

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

How 'plug-ins' can optimise TOS operations and fill the gaps left where operators are left to make complex decisions in little time

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction



Exclusive Q&A Peter Selwyn, CEO, Navicom Dynamics

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

Exclusive interview with Peter Selwyn of Navicom Dynamics in which he covers sound port operations and Navicom's offerings

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Better docking for both pilots and terminals

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

A paper which highlights the safe and efficient mooring and berthing of vessels from Navicom Dynamics, highlighting contemporary issues and the Portable Pilot Unit

  Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Technology partners increasing port effectiveness

  PTI Edition 62 - Collector’s Edition

The main challenge for the Port of Antwerp is to monitor 15,000 incoming and outgoing vessels per year in one of the busiest and largest harbours by surface area in the world. To allow for safe and secure ship movements, they have appointed partners of choice, Tein Technology, who have a proven track record in deploying unified surveillance solutions in the maritime sector. Tein delivered high-tech CCTV cameras and network to complement the the Port of Antwerp's radar systems, as well as developing interfaces for the entire monitoring platform operating from one control centre.

  Mooring & Berthing


State-of-the-art mapping system is a game changer

  PTI Edition 62 - Collector’s Edition

Having a situational awareness of marine environments has always been a challenge for ports, harbours, canals and lock systems and was only possible with very large and expensive survey vessels and/or dive teams. However, that has all changed with the development of a light-weight survey vessel that is able to capture 3D data above and below the water surface. This article looks at how these 3D mapping vessels are making it possible for facilities managers to make more informed decisions, reduce risk and lower their maintenance costs.

  Mooring & Berthing


Microbiologically influenced corrosion of pilings

  PTI Edition 60 - Edition 60

Sheet piles, used as retaining walls, wharfs, and piers, are typically made of unprotected carbon steel (CS). This type is affordable and the general corrosion rate (wastage) is predictable. Despite the long and successful use of CS sheet pilings, there are reports of localised corrosion of CS pilings that have been identified as microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) ie. corrosion that is a result of the presence and activities of microorganisms.

  Mooring & Berthing


Embedded retaining wall options within port environments

  PTI Edition 59 - Edition 59

A brief overview of the principal structural forms available for embedded retaining walls including steel and concrete piling elements, and lesser utilised materials such as plastic. The key benefits and limitations of each relating to strength, durability and construction techniques for port applications are also discussed.

  Mooring & Berthing


Tackling the rotor tug challenge

  PTI Edition 55 - Edition 55

Across the world, there is an increased demand for advanced simulator-based tools that can assist tug operators and ports in determining the best type, size, number of tugs and the strategies to be used for a given tug operation.

  Mooring & Berthing


Engineered maintenance of port wharf structures

  PTI Edition 55 - Edition 55

Combinations of maintenance and corrosion management approaches have been adopted by Newcastle Port Corporation (NPC) for its wharf and berth structures including doing nothing in some cases. The age of NPC's wharf and berth structures varies from 32 to 63 years. Some are therefore at or beyond their designed lives. However, decades of future service lives are required of the structures.

  Mooring & Berthing