Technical Papers

Leveraging Virtual Reality

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

The perception of automation is that robots relieve human beings from repetitive tasks and that process automation brings stability and predictable performance to a container terminal, thereby increasing safety. What we often fail to mention is that even with the implementation of automation, accidents will still occur and technology can still fail.

Innovation E-Learning

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Global Terminal Operators,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

Maritime Security and particularly the security of port facilities and ships assume significant importance in the light of security challenges facing them like terrorism and piracy, among others and consequentially training of maritime security personnel takes centre-stage.

Consistent Training

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Container Handling,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Shipping

Today’s trainee is Rory, and it's his very first time operating a ship-to-shore crane. Yet, in gusting 40mph winds in a cab 53 metres from the Liverpool quayside, he's already moved five stacks of 40ft containers from a mega-ship sitting in the River Mersey to a waiting trailer below on the new £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.

Are TOS Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes with expertise in terminal management to help spot areas for improvements, and to implement them rapidly.

How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

Vessel sizes have increased exponentially due in part to the new Panama Canal. But even before it opened, the pressure was there for larger ships. In the 70s, we saw larger tankers, VLCCs and ULCCs appeared at our sea buoys.

Virtual Reality The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,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.

Training Solutions for A Changing Industry

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

Terminal operators and port authorities have been focused on the intricacies and economies of the public-private evolution of seaports. However, for the most part, the learning needs of the workforce have yet to be effectively or broadly addressed.


Power Up Your TOS

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

There are two factors that impact decision-making in terminal operations: complexity and unpredictability. Complexity is straight forward; how complicated is the terminal environment (e.g., a highly standardized terminal with few moving parts or one with many interdependencies and variants).

Training and Simulation Tools

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Container Handling,Container Handling,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.

A Patchy Implementation: A Global Perspective

  Container Weighing eBook     Port Focus,Container Handling,Port & Maritime Training,Container Weighing

Holman Fenwick Wilan is a London based lawyer firm for international commerce, in this paper the SOLAS amendment is discussed and how authorities will be publishing their requirements shortly for implementation and enforcement in their jurisdictions, leaving very little time for the industry to action these and be ready for July 1. It is clear that different approaches and timetables are being followed in different jurisdictions.

Container VGM: One Month In

  Container Weighing eBook - Part 2     Port Focus,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus,Container Weighing

ICHCA provides container solutions for container handling, It has been almost a month since the inception of the IMO’s SOLAS Amendment requiring shippers to verify the gross mass of a packed container which came into force on July 1, 2016. Prior to the event itself, many in the shipping community were in near uproar citing a lack of communication, a lack of wide consultation on the measures and a lack of individual government preparedness for this new law

Virtual Reality: Central to Maritime Training

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Terminal Logistics,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. In this paper Morand Fachot discusses maritime application for Virtual Reality technology. What is often seen as a novelty has been used for decades.

Bringing Training To The Terminal Industry

  Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue     Terminal Logistics,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training,Terminal Focus

TBA's vision is to improve the cost efficiency and productivity of container and bulk terminals world-wide through consultancy and software, in this paper the Managing Director, Yvo Saanen, discusses the training of staff of maritime terminals, ranging from truck drivers, dispatchers, and planners, to shift managers and terminal management. A large portfolio of different types of training has been developed, to suit the needs of the market.

Innovation: The Route To Green Shipping

  Edition Online     Port Focus,Environment, Health & Safety,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training

Since climate change became a reality, goverments and private companies have began to work in regulation and policies that help to avoid the impact that the evolution in trade logistics is having on the environment

Container Weighing: Are you IT Ready?

  Edition 70 - Embracing Automation     Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Container Weighing

One of the most pressing issues for all parties involved in container logistics is the new requirement from SOLAS that calls on shippers to obtain the verified gross mass (VGM) of all maritime containers before shipping. The main considerations with regard to this that one has to take into account are as follows