Technical Papers - Port Focus

Rotterdam Port: Port-Maps Let the Outside in

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

PortMaps is the Port of Rotterdam’s GISbased system for sharing port-related information. The home page of this system displays itself as a map of Rotterdam and all port data can be accessed from here. We believe that a spatial approach like this – à la Google – is definitely the way forward.

  Port Focus, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


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


Latin American & Caribbean Port Markets

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

In general, Latin America and Caribbean ports and trade are still recovering from several years of weak performance, particularly with exports from the region.

  Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Undaunted by New Challenges, Busan Mega-Port Thrives

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Shipping lines’ recent strategy shifts have strained market conditions, highlighted by the ultimate collapse of Hanjin Shipping in February 2017. Hanjin Shipping accounted for approximately 10% of all container handling at Busan ports, so its demise pushed Busan Port Authority (BPA) into the red, with total container handling plunging 0.1% in 2016 from 2015.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


Port Governance in China: An Integrated Orientation

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Recent Chinese policy evolution and directions on port governance have managerial implications for Chinese ports, local port groups and port bureaus. Three main principles underpin these policies: an increased focus on port integration and cooperation, a strong orientation towards hinterland development, and the opening-up of the Chinese port sector to both accepting investment from and investing in foreign entities.

  Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus


Cartagena Container Terminal: A ‘Tailor-made’ Home Terminal

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Strategically located at the entry point to the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, Cartagena Bay is home to one of the main port systems in Colombia. This is why reinforcing logistics services and upgrading infrastructure are the main goals for APM Terminals (APMT) and COMPAS in the Cartagena Container Terminal Operator (CCTO) joint venture, created in January, 2016.

  Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Shanghai Port: Yangtze Growth Strategy

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The Port of Shanghai is located in one of China's most economically developed cities, situated at the middle of the 18,000 kilometre-long Chinese coastline, where the Yangtze River flows into the sea. As the direct hinterland of the Port of Shanghai, the Yangtze Economic Zone contributes more than 40% of the GDP of China, as well as 25% of the nation’s total import and export cargos.

  Port Focus



Natural Disaster Risk: Geospatial Assessments for Resilient Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Natural disasters, such as coastal hurricanes and rainfall flooding, can create major impacts on marine transportation. Ports and port cities will also be increasingly threatened by tsunami and climate-related sea level rise (SLR) by year 2100.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Automated Intelligence

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult?

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Efficient Port Gate Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Employing technologies to improve the efficiency and security of gate operations has become the predominant strategy for terminal operators dealing with heavy traffic passing through their gates

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Smart Port Logistics

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

After many successful decades of digitalization and automation in contemporary ports, the next big step is to look at innovative ways for extracting more value from new and existing data sources to achieve competitive advantages

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


Expanding Terminal Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Automation and electrification are the twin goals of advanced container terminals worldwide. They are driven by the desire for reduced costs and reduced environmental impacts of operations, as well as financial pressure for higher utilization of expensive capital assets gained by moving toward 24/7 operation

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Blockchain Technology for Ports

  Edition Online

This paper examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries. DLT has the potential to drastically change the world of asset transfer, asset movements and security of data movement

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Research Paper: Gamification Reshapes the Global Economy

  Edition Online

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

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)