Technical Papers - Port Focus

Big Ships, Deep Channels and Transfer Terminals

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The Port of Valencia has recently announced plans for a large, new US$1.4 billion terminal, with a 2-km berthing dock and 140-ha terminal area.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Barge Container Stacking: Uninterrupted Hinterland Connectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In the past couple of years, in order to create the capacity required for the number of containers transported all around the world, the size and number of containerships has increased significantly

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Digital Border Agencies: Toward a Technology Driven Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Technology permeates our everyday activities, but its reach is even larger than that: governments and businesses are increasingly using their products and services to reshape

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


Port of Singapore: A Next Generation Port

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper takes us into the inner workings of the Port of Singapore, a port that gets such popular coverage on the PTI website

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper describes how Rotterdam is aiming to be the smartest port in the world, explaining some of its vision and activities in relation to digital technology. But what exactly is a smart port?

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  Edition Online

The Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's leading smart ports, answers what a smart port is and how to become one

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


Free Ports in Post-Brexit Britain

  Edition Online

An exclusive paper from Aaron Nelson of top 100 UK law firm Bircham Dyson Bell focusing on the potential of free ports in post-Brexit Britain

  Port Focus, Supply Chain




Port Partnerships in Practice

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Two trends have defined container shipping in the past decade. To start with, bigger and bigger ships were built at an unprecedented pace and the result was systemic overcapacity.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Next Phase IIOT Data for Ports and Port Users

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Already used for real-time location and status of millions of trucks, trailers, containers, and other cargo units, Industrial Internet of Things is set to move into a new value phase.

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



Review of INFORM’s Futuristic Smart Port Novella

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Safety in Automation: Development of the Brake Thruster

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In principle, everything that is moved also needs to be slowed down. Safety has always been the single most important factor in this regard.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port Focus, Supply Chain


PortForward: Towards a Green and Sustainable Ecosystem

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The project PortForward, funded by EU Horizon 2020 framework, aims to enhance the sustainability of maritime shipping by making the Port of the Future smarter, greener and more interconnected.

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


Synchronization for Port Effectiveness

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

While recent political events including a potential Trade War prompted by the US President have focussed attention on customs and tariffs, a report to the World Economic Forum concluded that, ‘there are far more significant impediments to trade than tariffs’.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)