Technical Papers - Simulation Training

The Future for Mega Bulk Terminals

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The world is currently experiencing a noticeable recovery in the petroleum and mineral resources sectors after suffering a major downturn for the last two years. This downturn saw market prices for nearly every resource commodity sink to such low levels that production was curtailed to minimal levels by many companies as they struggled to stay in business.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


Port of Indiana Bulk Terminal: Metro Ports Ventures into Great Lakes Market

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

It took 165 years, but Metro Ports is now operating a Great Lakes terminal. On July 1, 2017 the company took over operation of the bulk terminal at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan.

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


The Value of Simulation Training

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

During the last World Maritime Day on September 25, 2016, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon sent a message: “Maritime education holds the future of shipping in its hands”. According to the International Maritime Organization, if the global fleet increases in size by 70% between now and 2030, the number of officers needed should increase by up to 850,000.

  Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


Virtual Reality Training for Industrial Firefighting

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

The future of fully immersive and interactive training in VR for incident response is closer than many people think. In fact, the Port of Rotterdam is making this future a reality today.

  Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training


Research Paper: Gamification Reshapes the Global Economy

  Edition Online

Gamification can be seen as a new element in the technological revolution that can change the way people interact with technology and the way technology gets integrated with the current needs of the global economy and society

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Leveraging Virtual Reality

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The perception of automation is that robots relieve human beings from repetitive tasks and that process automation brings stability and predictable performance to a container terminal, thereby increasing safety. What we often fail to mention is that even with the implementation of automation, accidents will still occur and technology can still fail.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


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



How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Vessel sizes have increased exponentially due in part to the new Panama Canal. But even before it opened, the pressure was there for larger ships. In the 70s, we saw larger tankers, VLCCs and ULCCs appeared at our sea buoys.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into the virtual world.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, 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


Virtual Reality: Central to Maritime Training

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. In this paper Morand Fachot discusses maritime application for Virtual Reality technology. What is often seen as a novelty has been used for decades.

  Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Terminal Logistics