Technical Papers - Port Planning & Finance


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)



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


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



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


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


Digital Freight Forwarding

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Freight forwarding is a 150 billion-dollar industry, with more than 100 million containers being moved globally. It is one of the markets that still suffers from analog processes and is already subject to disruption towards digital technologies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



Integrating Smart Ports and Supply Chains: Through the Prism of Singapore

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Singapore is one of, if not the, most advanced port in the world, and this paper outlines how the modern supply chain should interact with the contemporary smart port

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


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


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