Technical Papers

Research Paper: Gamification Reshapes the Global Economy

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Terminal Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port Management Training,Emulation Training

Gamification can be seen as a new element in the technological revolution that can change the way people interact with technology and the way technology gets integrated with the current needs of the global economy and society

Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Terminal Logistics,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Only 36% of ports and terminals claim to have seen increased pressure from shipping lines in terms of the importance placed on automation and digitisation. However, the survey results certainly suggest that shipping lines do value new technologies: half of the vessel stakeholders surveyed feel ports and terminals are immature in adopting Smart technologies.

Next Generation Training Tools

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Container Handling,Terminal Logistics,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Focus,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Terminal Focus

Whether it is a terminal truck driver, a hatch clerk, a vessel planner, or a shift manager; all contribute to a smooth and productive operation, and are continuously interacting with the various IT systems present in the terminal

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.

Key Trends And Developments in 2016

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

The year 2016 brought a range of challenges and opportunities for European ports. This paper intends to summarize the main developments in nine distinctive themes.

Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into the virtual world.

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.


Training and Simulation Tools

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training,Shipping

Port projects are confronted by a growing scarcity of prime locations, increasing environmental constraints, limited space for expansion, along with the uncertain impacts of climate change and fundamental changes in ICT systems.

Brexit's Impact on Customs Regulation

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Terminal Focus

This article looks first at the current position, and in particular the significance for businesses (both importers and exporters) of the UK's membership of the customs union

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: Ports of the Future

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

For the port of the future, bigger vessels, broader carrier alliances, container capacity consolidation and larger hub and spoke port networks will be changing costs and revolutionising the way in which profits are generated from operations. Simultaneously, the port of the future will manage increased investment along with demands for improved productivity and higher level of service

Update: Automated Container Terminal Planning

  The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

What does an “automated” marine container terminal look like in 2016? Straddle carriers and RTGs can be automated but these are rarely used as the backbone for an automated terminal due to lack of densityor poor performance from a rubber tyred interface compared with steel wheels running on a steel rail.

Update: The Return of Iranian Ports

  The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Global Issues,Port Focus

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a unique country in terms of geo-economics and geo-politics. As the largest nation in the Middle East and Central Asia, Iran is an economic powerhouse in terms of international trade, industry and agriculture, energy and natural resources, science and technology, and tourism and logistics.