Technical Papers - Supply Chain

Integrating Smart Ports and Supply Chains: Through the Prism of Singapore

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Singapore is one of, if not the, most advanced port in the world, and this paper outlines how the modern supply chain should interact with the contemporary smart port

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Digital Disruption in Australia and the Global and Logistic Industry

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Michael Bourari, CEO of 1-Stop Connections, discusses digital disruption throughout the global logistics industry. Bourari highlights the three key factors that decision making when importing and exporting goods relies on; Business Process Automation, Operational Engagement, and Port Community Insights.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Ports for Tomorrow: Smart Links in Supply Chains

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper forms the latest iteration of Wolfgang Lehmacher's work for Port Technology. While his last two papers focussed predominantly on blockchain and its potential impact on the global supply chain, this latest paper offers a much more holistic view of how our industry is developing

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


What is an Autonomous Ship?

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

The core question of whether there will be autonomous ships is usually answered with yes. Some experts see the year 2020 as possible, while others see the years 2030 to 2040 as more realistic

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain


Mapping the Globe: The Patterns of Mega-Ships

  PTI Edition 77 - AI & Intelligence

This paper aims to provide a concrete description and explanation of the observed pattern in mega ship trends for 2016-2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain


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


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



GPS Tracking: A Smart Way to Track and Trace Goods

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

There are many types of ‘smart’ containers or ‘e-containers’ on the market which can be tracked to provide real-time data on their movements. The tracking and tracing of containers and trailers is no longer a choice, but a necessity. This applies to commercial supply chains, as well as to the transportation of military or diplomatic cargo.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Natural Disaster Risk: Geospatial Assessments for Resilient Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Natural disasters, such as coastal hurricanes and rainfall flooding, can create major impacts on marine transportation. Ports and port cities will also be increasingly threatened by tsunami and climate-related sea level rise (SLR) by year 2100.

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


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



Detect and Control Cyber Risks

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

In order to ensure that processes and interconnections don‘t allow malware to shut down operations or allow manipulation of data for illegal purposes, a solution to identify threats along the supply chain is urgently needed

  Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Container Trades of East and Southern Africa

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Dyanmar has released a summary of its latest container insight with PTI

  Supply Chain


Efficient Port Gate Automation

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

Employing technologies to improve the efficiency and security of gate operations has become the predominant strategy for terminal operators dealing with heavy traffic passing through their gates

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain


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