Technical Papers - Supply Chain

Securing Maritime Software Systems Academia & Industry Working Together

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The maritime sector is crucial to the world economy, and the computer technology that manages it is critical to its successful operation. Maritime transportation increasingly relies on information and communications technology (ICT) to manage and optimize its operations and services.

  Container Handling, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Digital Twin and Capacity Planning: Next Generation Ports

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As the scale and complexity of container ports operations grow, more sophisticated and accurate methods are required to derive precise planning for next generation ports.

  Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


Eco-efficiency in Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Over the years, the cargo handling industry has made tremendous strides in developing the eco-efficiency of cargo and material handling through more efficient machines, optimization of cargo flows, as well as intelligent equipment and automation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Waterfront and Marina


Kuenz FREERIDER: The Next Level of RTG

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

When conceptualizing the next generation of RTG crane, we at Kuenz were clear that we could not succeed if we weren’t willing to break the mold. We didn’t want to do a simple cut-and-paste job from previous iterations, so the primary objective was to meet the requirements of the future container handling business for more efficiency and speed, as well as enhanced ergonomics.

  Container Handling, Finance, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics, Waterfront and Marina



Making Vessel Visits More Efficient

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

“Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” This quote is attribute to former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, and today, it is quite a similar reality for terminals preparing strategies in a hyper-competitive market. As of this level of competition, the maritime transportation industry faces both challenges and opportunities.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


The Sky’s The Limit: Using Drones to Future-Proof the Seaport

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Drones are transforming the way organisations operate across the world. While most are prevalent in the military and defence industry, seaports are climbing to the top of the list of industries in the commercial sector that can reap the benefits.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks


Building Smart Ports: Through Many Small Steps

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Smart ports is a topical theme in the maritime industry as ports, terminals, shipping and the logistics chain seek to understand and take advantages of technology to improve the productivity of all aspects of their businesses.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Port Cooperation: An Academic Viewpoint Part One

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Cooperation between seaports is an ever-recurring topic. Some academics have given it some attention, but it receives repeated exposure in the professional, specialized press.

  Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Creating the Smart Port: The Quest for Interconnectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Representing some 170 ports in over ninety countries, member ports of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) handle about 80% of world container traffic and more than 60% of all international maritime trade.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Blockchain and Supply Chain Integration

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

There is much talk about the potential benefits of blockchain technology for the supply chain industry and many efforts are underway to demonstrate blockchain’s capabilities.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain



Supply Chain Partnerships: Countering Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Long-standing trade routes are shifting and geopolitical events are driving economic uncertainty on a global scale.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain