Technical Papers - Shipping

Maersk: Next-Gen Efficiency in Reefer Operations

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Maersk has had a huge push in recent months towards improving its logistics operations across the board, in this paper the container hauling giant articulates its vision for reefer containers

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain

ECDIS: Navigation in 2018

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made the carriage of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) mandatory under SOLAS V (Safety of Navigation) for most large vessels, with the deadline for entry into force, fast approaching on July 1, 2018.

  Mega Ship Ready

Software Maintenance Standards: Prepping the Industry

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The standard on software maintenance of shipboard equipment has been refined and developed by a joint CIRM-BIMCO working group, with the intention of developing a document that would be effective and meet the requirements of the industry

  Supply Chain

Green Shipping to the Fore

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

Shipping is the unsung hero and loyal servant of world trade and plays a pivotal role in facilitating many economic activities

  Environment, Health & Safety

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

Freight Rates: Where is the Container Industry Headed?

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Containerships continue to grow in size, as evidenced by MOL’s recent order for 22,000 TEU megaships, carriers, shippers, ports, and governments are beginning to ramp-up orders to deal with the financial, logistical and legal ramifications of such ships. Much as carriers and shippers need to work as partners in moving cargo so each side earns a profit and reliability of vessel schedules remains a joint priority, ports and port operators also need to be brought into the same equation. The larger vessels employed today bring an incredibly complex choreography with them into each port; just last week in the Port of Los Angeles, the Maersk Evora loaded and unloaded a record total of 24,846 TEUs between October 17-22, 2017 which Maersk is claiming is a new world record for a single port call. It’s more than just loading and unloading boxes: One needs to visualize the planning needed to coordinate the rail, trucking, chassis availabiliti es and customs documentation.


Port and Ship Cyber Security: After NotPetya

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The maritime industry has awoken to the potential impact of cyber security incidents on ship operators, ports and the industry as a whole.

  Security, Surveillance and Detection

The Panama Canal One Year After Expansion

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

On June 26, 2016, the Panama Canal opened its new set of locks, thus guaranteeing the transits of Neopanamaxsize vessels. After more than one year of operations, we have witnessed more than 1,700 transits of these larger ships, which are distributed among several market segments.

  Mega Ship Ready

Shipping on the Northern Sea Route

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Shipping companies using the sea route must apply to Russia’s Northern Sea Route Administration to enter or pass through the sea route area

  Supply Chain

Human Factors and Training for Shipping and Port Operators

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Human Factors training is a special type of safety training that focuses on improving an organisation’s ability to tackle the human, organisational and socio-technical risks that it faces on an everyday basis. HF training has been mandated in the aviation sector for almost 20 years.

  Port & Maritime Training

Liner Shipping in 2025

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

The industry is currently facing a fundamental transformation which will profoundly change the existing business models – and that this transformation will happen irrespective of the practical details, such as demand growth and freight rate developments.

  Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics

Blockchain Technology for Ports

  Edition Online

This paper examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries. DLT has the potential to drastically change the world of asset transfer, asset movements and security of data movement

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

Demand-Driven Port Development

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

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

Major Port Developments in 2016

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The year 2016 brought a range of challenges and opportunities for European ports. This paper intends to summarize the main developments in nine distinctive themes.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction