Technical Papers - Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain

Grain Handling Systems in Port to Meet Future Food Demands

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

To meet the challenges of future global food production demands, grain handling systems need to minimise waste at every stage in the logistics chain. This is why investing in an efficient system is a shrewd long-term decision by a port. Investments in port-machinery are, by their nature, long-term. The World Bank estimates that from now until 2050, global food production will need to increase by at least 50%, despite a crop yield that may by that time have diminished by 25% due to climate change. Ports, shipping and logistics will come under unprecedented pressure to ensure that as little grain cargo as possible is wasted. Handling facilities which spill, degrade, or otherwise waste these increasingly vital grain cargoes will not be regarded sympathetically – wise considerations for port operators when making their next investment.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling

VTTV Terminal: the new Mediterranean energy hub

  PTI Edition 68 - The Mega-Terminals Edition

In November, 2014, VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV) opened a US$342 million oil storage terminal for business

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Terminal Logistics

Ports and the energy transition

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

Olaf Merk looks into how ports can unify operations and create a more sustainable future for them and their communities

  Dangerous and Hazardous Materials, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Planning, Design & Construction

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)

Natural gas ignites Louisiana boom

  PTI Edition 65 - Navis World

The Port of South Louisiana is fortunate to sit where it does, sprawling over 86 kilometres on the lower Mississippi River with a high concentration of facilities located along its banks that can access 33 of the nation’s states via the inland waterway system. With low, stable prices on a copious amount of natural gas, it is a crucial element that makes the Port of South Louisiana very attractive to industries looking to locate to the ‘River Region’.

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling, Port Focus

Building a surge in petrochemicals

  PTI Edition 64 - Mega Ship Ready

In this article, Chris Stoeck, the Port of Antwerp's Strategy and Analysis Manager looks at the reasons behing the Port of Antwerp's surge in petro chemical growth, specifically liquid bulk. Between 2012 and 2013, liquid bulk handled at the Port of Antwerp rose by 31.9%. In addition to petrochemical and liquid bulk increases at the Port of Antwerp, the industry has also seen a surge in petrochemical volumes within the industry

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling, Port Planning, Design & Construction

Small-scale LNG port infrastructure: aligning safety and economics

  PTI Edition 64 - Mega Ship Ready

This white paper looks at the approaches that ports can take to implement small-scale LNG intiatives. When implementing LNG, port infrastructure, the wider supply chain, and end-users must all be aligned, particularly in the safety approach. Conventional LNG practices should be adhered to while ports consider small-scale LNG projects, with an alternative approach being to focus on an economical which passes a suitable quantitative risk assessment

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling, Port Planning, Design & Construction

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) dynamics will drive new port activity

  PTI Edition 63 - Panama Canal Edition

Conflict in various countries is affecting oil and gas supplies, as well as consumer and investor confidence in gas. However, gas has had the highest demand growth, particularly LNG, as this type of gas is supplied through LNG import terminals, instead of pipelines, to increase security. More and more LNG is being traded on a spot-basis and 20% of LNG is sold in this way per year, with new contracts not limited to single destinations

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling

Singapore LNG bunkering – safeguarding standards and regulations

  PTI Edition 63 - Panama Canal Edition

This article looks at safeguarding and regulations surrounding LNG bunkering in Singapore. The safety of LNG is directed by government regulations in order to promote higher LNG safety standards. Correct hiring of LNG staff is also an important aspect in ensuring that these LNG regulations are exceeded. Although Singapore has few competitors in the LNG market, its main focus now is to ensure that safety and reliability standards and regulations are maintained for future LNG bunkering operations

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling

Canaport LNG terminal

  PTI Edition 62 - Collector’s Edition

Canaport, a consortium between Irving Oil, New Brunswick and Repsol, is an LNG receiving terminal located in the Bay of Fundy, Saint John, New Brunswick. This article focuses on the steel jacket structure that was used for the LNG terminal's marine foundations. The steel jacket project demonstrated that cost-effective design methods can be not only designed but can be build in a relatively short time-frame.

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling

GTT concept for jetty-integrated LNG fuel station

  PTI Edition 62 - Collector’s Edition

GTT, a french engineering company specialise in the design of LNG containment systems positions itself as a solution provider for the containment of LNG and mobilising highly skilled engineers. This article focuses on the advantages provided by low pressure LNG fuel storage for bunkering infrastructure integrated into port facilities.

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling

Evolving solutions for ship-to-ship LNG transfer in tandem configuration

  PTI Edition 61 - Edition 61

FLNG is now technically and economically proven in enabling previously unviable gas fields to be exploited, and while the industry looks to move further offshore, there are lessons to be learned and best practices to be taken from onshore and near shore applications. However, an understanding of the complexities and individual requirements of more extreme offshore environments is key to successful systems development in FLNG docking, mooring and transfer, whether side-by-side or tandem configuration.

  Liquid, Chemical & Gas Handling