Technical Papers - Port Focus

Digital Twin and Capacity Planning: Next Generation Ports

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As the scale and complexity of container ports operations grow, more sophisticated and accurate methods are required to derive precise planning for next generation ports.

  Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


The Sky’s The Limit: Using Drones to Future-Proof the Seaport

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Drones are transforming the way organisations operate across the world. While most are prevalent in the military and defence industry, seaports are climbing to the top of the list of industries in the commercial sector that can reap the benefits.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks


Building Smart Ports: Through Many Small Steps

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Smart ports is a topical theme in the maritime industry as ports, terminals, shipping and the logistics chain seek to understand and take advantages of technology to improve the productivity of all aspects of their businesses.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Port Cooperation: An Academic Viewpoint Part One

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Cooperation between seaports is an ever-recurring topic. Some academics have given it some attention, but it receives repeated exposure in the professional, specialized press.

  Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics



Creating the Smart Port: The Quest for Interconnectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Representing some 170 ports in over ninety countries, member ports of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) handle about 80% of world container traffic and more than 60% of all international maritime trade.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics



Supply Chain Efficiencies: How Ports Facilitate Collaboration

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Shipping line consolidation, rationalization and new alliances have introduced new levels of complexity to the global supply chain, and this paper explores how ports can use this to their advantage

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Algeciras Next-Gen Port: The Smart Future

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Algeciras Port is evolving from an infrastructure owner and port service regulator role to a business facilitator and port ecosystem orchestrator, and this paper explains how

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


SmartPort Hamburg: Transforming into a Digital Leader

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

This paper offers a deep insight into the interplay between governance and people, all with the aim of implementing smart processes that offer transformation at both the organisational and the community level

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus


Will the Future of Shipping be Based Ashore?

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Since the International Maritime Organization’s introduction of the concept of e-Navigation in 2006, development and integration of new and sophisticated information and communication technologies are gaining ground.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


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