Technical Papers - Shipping

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


Consistent Training: The Key to Port Success

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Today’s trainee is Rory, and it's his very first time operating a ship-to-shore crane. Yet, in gusting 40mph winds in a cab 53 metres from the Liverpool quayside, he's already moved five stacks of 40ft containers from a mega-ship sitting in the River Mersey to a waiting trailer below on the new £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.

  Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Warehousing and Logistics



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


Brexit’s Impact on Customs Regulation

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

This article looks first at the current position, and in particular the significance for businesses of the UK's membership of the customs union

  Finance


The Shipping Market Looking Forward

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The longer global economic growth remains weak and lacks investment, the lower future growth potential for shipping. For eight years, the world has struggled to cope with huge changes and challenges brought around by the crash of the financial market in 2008

  Finance, Mega Ship Ready


EU Maritime Logistics

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The interdependence of all actors of the maritime logistics chain is clearly demonstrated and justifies a holistic and balanced approach, be it in regards to investment, competition, level playing field, digitalisation, trade facilitation, sustainability or innovation.

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Training and Simulation Tools

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Port projects are confronted by a growing scarcity of prime locations, increasing environmental constraints, limited space for expansion, along with the uncertain impacts of climate change and fundamental changes in ICT systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus


Challenges in Arctic Port Development

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The absence of adequate onshore infrastructure, primarily ports and terminals, is an obstacle to furthering prospects of the Arctic energy development

  Environment, Health & Safety


Update: Dry Bulk Terminal Capacity Planning

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

In 2012, the international seaborne trade for dry bulk cargo continued to grow: an overall growth of 5.7 percent, within which was a 7.2 percent increase rate for major bulks. Unlike other types of terminals (e.g. container terminals, general cargo terminals), for dry bulk terminals it is important to distinguish if they are export or import terminals. Because of the differences in objectives (i.e. export or import dry bulks), an export bulk terminal is designed rather differently from an import bulk terminal

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Terminal Logistics


Automation Fails, But Can Win Big

  PTI Edition 72 - The Journal of Ports & Terminals - Top 30 Technical Papers 2014-2016

With the increase in vessel sizes, terminal operators have finally realised that they will no longer be able to handle mega-ships in an efficient and economical manner without some level of automation. Some operators have sought to meet this challenge by ‘automating’ specific portions of their operations; adding CCD-TV, GPS devices, sensors and automatic steering to RTG cranes and straddle carriers

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics