Technical Papers - Port Planning & Finance

Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


Building Smart Ports: Through Many Small Steps

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Smart ports is a topical theme in the maritime industry as ports, terminals, shipping and the logistics chain seek to understand and take advantages of technology to improve the productivity of all aspects of their businesses.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Port Cooperation: An Academic Viewpoint Part One

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Cooperation between seaports is an ever-recurring topic. Some academics have given it some attention, but it receives repeated exposure in the professional, specialized press.

  Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


42km of Connected Complexity: Operating in the Digital Future

  Edition Online

The Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's leading smart ports, answers what a smart port is and how to become one

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



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