Technical Papers - Port Planning, Design & Construction


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


Ports for Tomorrow: Smart Links in Supply Chains

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper forms the latest iteration of Wolfgang Lehmacher's work for Port Technology. While his last two papers focussed predominantly on blockchain and its potential impact on the global supply chain, this latest paper offers a much more holistic view of how our industry is developing

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


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


Empty Container Examinations: Automated and Tiered Approaches

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC), is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) publication

  Port Planning, Design & Construction


Using Full-Mission Ship Simulation For Ultra Large Container Vessel Feasibility Studies

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Over the past ten years, there has been explosive growth in the size of ships in general and containerships in particular. The ship-to-channel ratios now provide less margins of safety, and present significant challenges to port designers, pilots, tug companies, and marine operations. Full-mission ship simulation, also known as FMSS, is gaining acceptance as a cost-effective way to evaluate whether transits are safe and under what conditions. Additionally, simulations can be of great assistance in the preliminary design process to reduce dredging costs and increase port efficiencies.

  Port Planning, Design & Construction


Vertical Container Warehouses: A Solution for Future Container Ports?

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

The size of container ships has risen significantly in recent years and it is projected that even larger ships will call at US ports in future. Although these huge containerships bring many benefits for shipping companies such as economies of scale, they present challenges for ports such as the requirment for deeper channels and larger cranes. Research into solutions for container storage is presented in this paper.

  Port Planning, Design & Construction



Able Seaton Port’s Development of a Heavy Duty Quay for Offshore De-commissioning

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Able Seaton Port is located on the northeast coast of England and lies at the head of Seaton Channel, a tributary of the River Tees which in turn faces onto the North Sea. The facility was purchased by its current owners in 1996, and since that time Able UK Limited has extensively developed the site to provide new heavy-duty quays as well as new workshops and offices. Permitted uses have also been extended, through a complex planning process, to enable, among other things, the decommissioning of marine structures and vessels. Its geographical location, and planning status, has enabled Able to provide, in particular, on-shore decommissioning services for redundant North Sea oil rigs.

  Port Planning, Design & Construction


Building The Largest Sea-lock at Amsterdam Port

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

At the mouth of the 27-kilometre-long North Sea Canal, or Noordzeekanaal that links Amsterdam and its port with the sea, consortium OpenIJ is building the world's largest sea lock.

  Port Planning, Design & Construction


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


Collaborative Truck Schedules

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming business and industry all over the world. By the year 2020, approximately 80 billion connected devices will be operating within the IoT

  Port Planning, Design & Construction


Expanding Terminal Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Automation and electrification are the twin goals of advanced container terminals worldwide. They are driven by the desire for reduced costs and reduced environmental impacts of operations, as well as financial pressure for higher utilization of expensive capital assets gained by moving toward 24/7 operation

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


Improving Port Profitability: Is it Elementary?

  Edition Online

IBM’s Kurt Wedgwood, a thought-leader in IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Group, has written a technical paper exclusively for PTI with a step-by-step guide on how to increase the profitability of your port

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Blockchain Technology for Ports

  Edition Online

This paper examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries. DLT has the potential to drastically change the world of asset transfer, asset movements and security of data movement

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


Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Only 36% of ports and terminals claim to have seen increased pressure from shipping lines in terms of the importance placed on automation and digitisation. However, the survey results certainly suggest that shipping lines do value new technologies: half of the vessel stakeholders surveyed feel ports and terminals are immature in adopting Smart technologies.

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