Technical Papers - 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


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


What Blockchain Has in Store for Logistics

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

BiTA, a forum for the development of blockchain standards, reveals the potential that the digital ledger has to revolutionize the logistics industry.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Smart(er) Ports Needed

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper is an excellent read for port and terminal industry professionals who want to understand how the use of data and information can deliver more efficient activities at a port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Port Community Connectivity: Platforms and Landside

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Collins has crafted a superb follow-up to his first paper by identifying why the coordinated discourse between market players and policymakers is crucial in the next wave of digital development in the container logistics supply chain.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics, Wireless Networks


The Turning Point for Smart Ports

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper examines the strategic values required by ports that aim to embrace and transition to emerging and existing digital tools in order to remain a vital node in the world of global commerce.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Digital Freight Forwarding

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Freight forwarding is a 150 billion-dollar industry, with more than 100 million containers being moved globally. It is one of the markets that still suffers from analog processes and is already subject to disruption towards digital technologies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Using Intelligent TOS Plug-Ins to Increase Terminal Performance

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

As volumes have found their way up again, and additional terminal capacity is not easily realized, terminals return to seeking improvements in their internal processes. Based on our experience, which covers over 50 terminals where we assisted in performance improvement programs, it is possible to make substantial performance gains for internal processes. This is also recognized by the terminals themselves. A recent survey by Navis indicates that 76% of the respondents put process improvement as a ‘number one priority’ for terminal operations. Process improvements may be seen through productivity increases, gains in service levels, for example the reliability of port stay, capacity enhancement due to using space more effectively, and cost reductions. Without a doubt, double digit improvements can be attained in the performance-cost index.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Terminal Logistics


Using Secure IoT for Efficient Smart Port Operations

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Digitization and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are powerful enablers that forward-thinking port operators are using in order to improve efficiencies, better manage traffic, empower their workforces to increase throughput, and decrease carbon emissions while making traffic safer. One such operator is the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), which manages Europe's third largest port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics