Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

Port-Centric Logistics: Enabling Smarter Trade

  PTI Edition 82 - Port-Centric Logistics

In this paper, Rashid Abdulla, CEO of DP World Europe & Russia, outlines how DP World are utilising port-centric logistics to maintain its position as a global leader in terminal operations

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


Designing Future-Proof Container Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This paper examines best practices and recommended approaches to structuring the design process of container terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


The Future of Smart Investment: Automation and IoT

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This paper looks into why some applications and concepts have been clear winners in this nascent journey of IoT, and others have not

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


Rethinking Terminal Automation Design

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Wim D’haseleer and Dr. Oscar Pernia of TiL offer an authoritative insight into the history and future of terminal automation design

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


Automation Options for RTG Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Mark Sisson, Senior Port Planner with AECOM, reviews how RTG terminals can maximise their efficiency

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


10 Pre-Requisites for Smart Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This TBA paper is the first to feature video optimization in PTI's history. In it Dr Yvo Saanen articulates 10 key actions for terminals

  Automation and Optimisation


Kuenz FREERIDER – The next Level of RTG

  Edition Online

The industry knows that we have the expertise in building rail mounted container cranes and we want to fulfill the customers demand for a wider product range. This demand has resulted in the Kuenz Information System (KIS) and new solutions in automation, as well as the development of the FREERIDER.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics




Smart is the New Small

  PTI Edition e-Book - Automation in 2018

Digital transformation has been bringing sweeping changes across all industries. In shipping, the evolution has been progressive but slow.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Terminal Operators, Mobility, Port Focus, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


Smart Ports or Smart People: An SPSCT Event Review

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

PTI Editor Richard Joy review the Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies Conference 2018 in Rotterdam

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


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