Technical Papers - Port Focus


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)


Roller Supported Cable Carrier System: Efficient Container Crane Operation

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Ship-to-shore (STS) loading systems form a bridge between container ships and port facilities to allow easy loading and unloading of cargo hold.

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Wave Drift Force Coefficients

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper assesses the influence of wave drift forces for the design of navigable areas in ports or harbours subject to high swell waves in terms of resources required for the manoeuvres, as well as in the area occupied by the vessels during the transit in approach channels.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Port Readiness for Megaships

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Global shipping liners such as APM-Maersk and MSC are currently operating 30 and 20 megaships of more than 18,000 TEUs in capacity, respectively, as of July 2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Rethinking Port-Wide Autonomy

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper details why achieving port-wide autonomy requires capabilities that are beyond Wi-Fi and LTE’s reach, and what operators really need in a wireless infrastructure to effectively enable autonomous operations port-wide.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Wireless Networks


Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper explains why collaboration works so well in the supply chain and how VAKT and other blockchain-based platform developers can benefit traders, ports and terminals through a shared ledger.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Supply Chain


Truck Appointment Systems and Reefers: Is There a Connection?

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In the recent decades there have been two independent new developments in the maritime shipment of containerized goods.

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


Maximizing Port Safety: Mission Critical Communications

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mooring & Berthing, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks