Technical Papers - Supply Chain



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


PortForward: Towards a Green and Sustainable Ecosystem

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The project PortForward, funded by EU Horizon 2020 framework, aims to enhance the sustainability of maritime shipping by making the Port of the Future smarter, greener and more interconnected.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


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


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



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


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


Developing a National Trade Community System

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

PwC has fully explained its vision to allow Australia's trade to be securely linked by data to all supply chain participants and between other supply chain platforms developing across the globe.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, The Last Word


Transhipment and Feedering: Trades and Operators, Ships and Hubs

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Over the last ten years, indispensable feedering has kept true to the adage that the capability of a port decides the size of the feeder ship.

  Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper explains why collaboration works so well in the supply chain and how VAKT and other blockchain-based platform developers can benefit traders, ports and terminals through a shared ledger.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Supply Chain


Truck Appointment Systems and Reefers: Is There a Connection?

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In the recent decades there have been two independent new developments in the maritime shipment of containerized goods.

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


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


Working as One: Data Sharing

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Kober presents an excellent argument for why greater visibility outweighs data sharing concerns, backing up his points with information gathered from port and terminal industry executives.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics