Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

Short-Sea Shipping Vessels: The Next Frontier for Hybrid Propulsion Retrofits

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

There is growing excitement within the maritime sector regarding the benefits from operating with modern hybrid systems, combining both conventional ship engines and energy storage systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


VAHLE SMGX: Reliable Wireless Data Communication

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

VAHLE has dedicated many efforts during the last years to develop a reliable wireless data communication with the capabilities to replace fiber optics on port equipment for the use of remote operation, communication and automation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mobility, Supply Chain


New Ports: From Confrontation to Collaboration?

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Our coasts and estuaries are amongst the most productive habitats for biodiversity in the world, and their value is recognised through legal designations, including under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. They are also international shipping routes and perform a wider range of ecosystem functions including flood mitigation.

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


How the Chain will Change: Digital Standards in Maritime Infrastructure

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure that has been specially designed for maritime actors.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Enabling the Connected Port of Things

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.

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


Developing a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The maritime industry is deeply rooted in the movement of physical goods, but this does not make it immune from digital disruption. Increasingly, operation technology (OT) is highly connected to information technology (IT).

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Mobility


Supercharged Free Ports: The Evolution of Port-Centric Logistics

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The concept of port-centric logistics isn’t new and many will say it has been around almost as long as ports themselves. Today, it is an integral part of supply chain management and in the UK PD Ports has been one of the leading port operators to embrace and develop the concept.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain



Singapore’s Mega Terminals: Analyzing Battery-Powered Vehicles

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The growing increase of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world are causing concern among people and governments.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain, The Last Word, Waterfront and Marina


Pervasive, Industrial, Wireless: Evolving Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Private cellular wireless services are the key to unlocking the digital transformation of terminal operations. Today, the full-scale automation of berth and yard operations, including the deployment of automated stacking cranes (ASC) and automated horizontal transport, such as straddle carriers, as well as the use of drones, is being held back by the inadequacies of existing wireless systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Cyber Risk in the Marine Industry

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Cyber-attacks and data theft are the threats considered most likely to occur in the marine industry within the next 10 years

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


Automation & Humans Working Together

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

David Moosbrugger looks at the challenges and benefits of implementing automated technologies within a terminal environment

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Upping the IT Ante: Adoption of Industry 4.0

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Nazery Khalid assesses the key drivers of technological change within the maritime industry and looks forward to the future of the sector

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


Automated Terminals and Self-Driving Cars

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Jari Hamalainen and Pekka Yli-Paunu highlight an exciting technology that is changing the face of automated terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Case Study: Optimizing Trapac

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

In this paper, Sylvia Wong and Evan Crawford take a closer look at how automation was implemented at the highly automated facility in Los Angeles

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Big Data = Big Challenges: A Solution Based Approach

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection