Technical Papers - Terminal Logistics

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


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


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


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



Will the Future of Shipping be Based Ashore?

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Since the International Maritime Organization’s introduction of the concept of e-Navigation in 2006, development and integration of new and sophisticated information and communication technologies are gaining ground.

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics



Big Ships, Deep Channels and Transfer Terminals

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The Port of Valencia has recently announced plans for a large, new US$1.4 billion terminal, with a 2-km berthing dock and 140-ha terminal area.

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Barge Container Stacking: Uninterrupted Hinterland Connectivity

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In the past couple of years, in order to create the capacity required for the number of containers transported all around the world, the size and number of containerships has increased significantly

  Container Handling, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



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


Synchronization for Port Effectiveness

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

While recent political events including a potential Trade War prompted by the US President have focussed attention on customs and tariffs, a report to the World Economic Forum concluded that, ‘there are far more significant impediments to trade than tariffs’.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Port Readiness for Megaships

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Global shipping liners such as APM-Maersk and MSC are currently operating 30 and 20 megaships of more than 18,000 TEUs in capacity, respectively, as of July 2018

  Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics


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


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