Technical Papers - Port Focus

The Intelligent Supply Chain: From Vision to Reality

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Dr Leonard Heilig and Prof Stefan Voß have provided a paper on building our vision for the intelligent supply chain, outlining how we need to think about interconnectivity, blockchain, collaboration, resiliency and new customers and networks

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


(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

  Edition Online

This white paper describes the possibilities and processes of converting a rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG) terminal to an automated operation

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus


Reduction of Air Emissions through Public-Private Partnerships

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

At the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), air pollution from port-related operations is at its lowest in more than 12 years, while container volumes are at an all-time high

  Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus


Terminal Technology: Trimming Truck Turn Times

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Just one year after Hanjin’s bankruptcy temporarily slowed Long Beach’s momentum, container volumes came roaring back, totaling 7.5 million container units in CY2017 – the highest in the port’s 107-year history

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Rotterdam and IBM: Building the Port of the Future

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The Port of Rotterdam are embarking on one of the most ambitious projects in port history - the building of a fully functional and connected AI smart port

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


The Mega-Age: Resolving the Yard Challenge

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

To avoid becoming a bottleneck, the yard needs to be equipped with the right solutions so that it can deliver the required increases in capacity and productivity while providing a cost efficient service for both waterside and landside operations. This is the yard challenge of the mega-age

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus


Q&A: Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Edition Online

A Q&A exploring the imminent reality of autonomous trucks taking to the roads with Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain



Tecnoport2025: Building the IoT-Connected Future in the Port of Seville

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

The Port of Seville is the only inland seaport in Spain. It is a core port within the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), being part of the Mediterranean Corridor. It is located on the 80 kilometre Guadalquivir EuroWay waterway that runs from Seville to the coast and forms part of the TEN-T. But the Port of Seville is also an important logistics hub that serves a population of over one million people, maintaining a dominant position in certain logistic corridors, especially in the Madrid-Seville-Canary Islands corridor. Being an inland port facilitates cargo access to the city of Seville and the surrounding area, but it also introduces some major problems related to the navigability in the estuary, as the shallow depth of the waterway limits the size of vessls calling at the port.

  Automation and Optimisation, 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