Technical Papers

Next Generation Training Tools

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers

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.

Demand-Driven Port Development

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Carriers

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

The Challenge of Fragmented Container Port Capacity

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers

A very large port with a single terminal might appear top be an attractive operational option on the face of it, but this may result in inefficiency due to very long internal moves of containers between the yard and the quay. It is possible therefore to show an operational 'sweet spot' across the matrix, as illustrated in Figure 2.

Something New For The Crane Retrofit Market

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers

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.

The New Era of Container Shipping

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers,Shipping,Container Weighing

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.

Leveraging Virtual Reality

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

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.

Seen But Not Heard

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Environment, Health & Safety,Port Focus,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Terminal Focus

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.


Green Patrol Rotterdam to Take First Hybrid Patrol Boat Into Service This Year

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,Environment and Sustainability,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

The Hull Vane also has a strong impact on the wave pattern produced by the vessel. MARIN has measured this pattern - both directly in the boat's wake and at some distance. This is important for avoiding damage to the nearby banks. he model tests showed that when the Hull Vane was in place, the wave were only 7cm tall, while without the 'hydrofoil' the vessel produced wave heights of 10cm.

Innovation E-Learning

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Global Terminal Operators,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

Maritime Security and particularly the security of port facilities and ships assume significant importance in the light of security challenges facing them like terrorism and piracy, among others and consequentially training of maritime security personnel takes centre-stage.

Key Trends And Developments

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Shipping

The year 2016 brought a range of challenges and opportunities for European ports. This paper intends to summarize the main developments in nine distinctive themes.

Are TOS Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes with expertise in terminal management to help spot areas for improvements, and to implement them rapidly.

How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Container Handling,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

Vessel sizes have increased exponentially due in part to the new Panama Canal. But even before it opened, the pressure was there for larger ships. In the 70s, we saw larger tankers, VLCCs and ULCCs appeared at our sea buoys.

Virtual Reality The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into the virtual world.

Saftey Initiatives Are The Prime Tool in Risk Mitigation

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Container Handling,Health and Safety,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Carriers,Shipping

It may seem rare that common ship handling and cargo loading operations result in major incidents. However, when such circumstances do arise, the financial and commercial consequences can be significant.

Training Solutions for A Changing Industry

  Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Port & Maritime Training

Terminal operators and port authorities have been focused on the intricacies and economies of the public-private evolution of seaports. However, for the most part, the learning needs of the workforce have yet to be effectively or broadly addressed.