Technical Papers - 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


20 Years of High-Definition Simulation in the Port Industry

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

More than 20 years of operations, 1,000 projects across 250-plus terminals, over 500 man-years spent on simulation. Sound crazy? This the story so far for TBA.

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


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


Performance Evaluation: Custom Harmonic Filter Design for Port Cranes

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This article addresses the design needs of industry standard IEEE 519 for quay crane electrical systems, with a focus on how customized harmonic filters provide a superior end result for the crane drive and control system, as opposed to the application of ‘standardized’ harmonic filters.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Working as One: Data Sharing

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Kober presents an excellent argument for why greater visibility outweighs data sharing concerns, backing up his points with information gathered from port and terminal industry executives.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Smart(er) Ports Needed

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper is an excellent read for port and terminal industry professionals who want to understand how the use of data and information can deliver more efficient activities at a port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


How to Become a Smart Port City of Call

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Ports searching for a smart business model will find the concise steps shared by two brilliant minds at Dell EMC a recipe for how to transform logistics functions.

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



The Turning Point for Smart Ports

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper examines the strategic values required by ports that aim to embrace and transition to emerging and existing digital tools in order to remain a vital node in the world of global commerce.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



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