Technical Papers - Shipping


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)


Next Phase IIOT Data for Ports and Port Users

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Already used for real-time location and status of millions of trucks, trailers, containers, and other cargo units, Industrial Internet of Things is set to move into a new value phase.

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



Maritime Cybersecurity’s Choppy Waters

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The nefarious hacker has been around for a long time, despite popular culture painting a picture of the hacker as a uniquely modern phenomenon

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Wireless Networks


Review of INFORM’s Futuristic Smart Port Novella

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Safety in Automation: Development of the Brake Thruster

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In principle, everything that is moved also needs to be slowed down. Safety has always been the single most important factor in this regard.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port Focus, Supply Chain



Attack Path Discovery: Supply Chain Security

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

From Shanghai to Los Angeles, IT services and systems now connect the various infrastructures of the supply chain, creating a complex web of dependencies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Wireless Networks


Q&A: Container Transport in 2043

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, recently published the ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’ report, which summarises the passionate thoughts and opinions of industry leaders on what the future holds for the container industry over the next 25 years.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance


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)


Enacting Energy: Recovery in Global Logistics

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Energy quite literally makes the world go round, and without it, there wouldn’t be much we as humans and consumers could make or do.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


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


Ports in Global Supply Chains: Challenges and Opportunities

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper focuses on the on business developments in global supply chains and the accompanying logistics challenges for ports and port hinterlands, driven by the opportunities that new technologies provide. It discusses a number of challenges related to the organization of global supply chains and container logistics markets.

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


Port Readiness for Megaships

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Global shipping liners such as APM-Maersk and MSC are currently operating 30 and 20 megaships of more than 18,000 TEUs in capacity, respectively, as of July 2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


The Digitalization of Trade and Logistics

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The growing preponderance of information technologies in maritime shipping has led to an array of buzz words that tend to be rather meaningless without a proper context. One of the most abused terms is ‘smart’ as applied to logistics, such as ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘smart port’.

  Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain, Waterfront and Marina