Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation


Next Phase IIOT Data for Ports and Port Users

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Already used for real-time location and status of millions of trucks, trailers, containers, and other cargo units, Industrial Internet of Things is set to move into a new value phase.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)



Maritime Cybersecurity’s Choppy Waters

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The nefarious hacker has been around for a long time, despite popular culture painting a picture of the hacker as a uniquely modern phenomenon

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Wireless Networks


Review of INFORM’s Futuristic Smart Port Novella

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics


Safety in Automation: Development of the Brake Thruster

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

In principle, everything that is moved also needs to be slowed down. Safety has always been the single most important factor in this regard.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Attack Path Discovery: Supply Chain Security

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

From Shanghai to Los Angeles, IT services and systems now connect the various infrastructures of the supply chain, creating a complex web of dependencies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Wireless Networks



Q&A: Container Transport in 2043

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, recently published the ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’ report, which summarises the passionate thoughts and opinions of industry leaders on what the future holds for the container industry over the next 25 years.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance


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)


Ports in Global Supply Chains: Challenges and Opportunities

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper focuses on the on business developments in global supply chains and the accompanying logistics challenges for ports and port hinterlands, driven by the opportunities that new technologies provide. It discusses a number of challenges related to the organization of global supply chains and container logistics markets.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


The Digitalization of Trade and Logistics

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

The growing preponderance of information technologies in maritime shipping has led to an array of buzz words that tend to be rather meaningless without a proper context. One of the most abused terms is ‘smart’ as applied to logistics, such as ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘smart port’.

  Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain, Waterfront and Marina


Rethinking Port-Wide Autonomy

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper details why achieving port-wide autonomy requires capabilities that are beyond Wi-Fi and LTE’s reach, and what operators really need in a wireless infrastructure to effectively enable autonomous operations port-wide.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Wireless Networks


Developing a National Trade Community System

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

PwC has fully explained its vision to allow Australia's trade to be securely linked by data to all supply chain participants and between other supply chain platforms developing across the globe.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, The Last Word


Performance Evaluation: Custom Harmonic Filter Design for Port Cranes

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This article addresses the design needs of industry standard IEEE 519 for quay crane electrical systems, with a focus on how customized harmonic filters provide a superior end result for the crane drive and control system, as opposed to the application of ‘standardized’ harmonic filters.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Container Weighing, Mobility, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

This paper explains why collaboration works so well in the supply chain and how VAKT and other blockchain-based platform developers can benefit traders, ports and terminals through a shared ledger.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Supply Chain