Technical Papers - Port Planning & Finance

Dry Bulk Shipping: Will 2018 Finally See a Profit?

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The ongoing recovery within the dry bulk shipping industry is still in a fragile state despite improving market fundamentals in 2017. Nevertheless, BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance for the dry bulk sector to improve further in 2018, if operational speeds do not increase.

  Automation and Optimisation


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


Q&A: Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Edition Online

A Q&A exploring the imminent reality of autonomous trucks taking to the roads with Dr Jose Holguin-Veras

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


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


Industry Impacts of Australian Port Privatization

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

For three decades port governance reform has been a strategy adopted by governments around the world to achieve various goals, such as improving efficiency, encouraging private investments, and reducing governments’ financial burden. Following commercialization and corporatization of port authorities in 1990s, six major Australian ports have been privatized from 2011, including the Port of Brisbane, Port Botany, Port Kembla, the Port of Newcastle, the Port of Darwin and the Port of Melbourne. The main drivers for the privatization include the government’s policy of recycling capital for funding other infrastructure projects, the budgetary goal of reducing state governments’ debts, and seeking growth in private investments in public infrastructure.

 


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


Robot Tax: Is There a Justification?

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Ports have been precursors in automated processes, but could ports also lead the debate on such innovative policy responses to automation?

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Leveraging Virtual Reality

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Over the past 15 years, the ocean logistics industry experienced vast changes to business models, services and technology adoption. In 2016, the pace of technology innovation accelerated as participants sought business model optimisation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The Digitalisation Megatrend

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Digitising complete supply chains and automating information exchange could form a solution to this problem [2]. In order to overcome current information exchange barriers research is currently being undertaken on the translation of the internet to the real-world.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics