Technical Papers - Terminal Focus

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


Next Generation Training Tools

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Whether it is a terminal truck driver, a hatch clerk, a vessel planner, or a shift manager; all contribute to a smooth and productive operation, and are continuously interacting with the various IT systems present in the terminal

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The New Era of Container Shipping

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

In the new era we see, vendors of solutions will date to venture out their niches and look for solutions that connect and interchange information in real time to provide actionable visibility and enable efficient decision making. These solutions will be possible because new standards for information exchange and a set of common semantics have evolved.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, 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


Seen But Not Heard

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Konecranes has been manufacturing container crane for more than four decades. In the beginning, noise wasn't a bit issue, because the ways it affected humans were less well known and residential areas were separate to ports. However, noise pollution has become a major challenge as urban areas continue to expand across the seafront, ports have become busier, and two areas have crept closer.

  Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, 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



Maintenance of Automated Terminals

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

When converting a manual container terminal to automation, the first thing that comes to mind is installing automated equipment and building the infrastructure needed to run it

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Port & Maritime Training, Port Planning, Design & Construction


How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

Over the past 15 years, the ocean logistics industry experienced vast changes to business models, services and technology adoption. In 2016, the pace of technology innovation accelerated as participants sought business model optimisation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction


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


Successful Delivery of Terminal Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

In this globalised supply chain from the manufacturer in Asia to the consumer in Europe or America, the marine container terminal is a key link, where the cargo transfer mode changes from waterborne to land-based.

  Global Terminal Operators, Port Planning, Design & Construction


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


Update: Ports of the Future

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

For the port of the future, bigger vessels, broader carrier alliances, container capacity consolidation and larger hub and spoke port networks will be changing costs and revolutionising the way in which profits are generated from operations. Simultaneously, the port of the future will manage increased investment along with demands for improved productivity and higher level of service

  Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Update: Digital Container Terminals

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

We are living interesting times at the dawn of the next industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. How can container terminals be prepared for the era of cyber physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services?

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Terminal Logistics


Update: RTG Automation for Every Unique Terminal

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

Automated container handling is a recognised megatrend in the container handling industry. It started back in the early 1990s, when the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam, began to use unmanned rail mounted gantry cranes in their container yard, with considerable success. The industry noticed, and investment in new automated terminals grew. Automated container handling technology developed quickly, concentrating on the cranes handling the intermediate storage of containers in the yard

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics