Technical Papers - Automation and Optimisation

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



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


How to Become a Smart Port City of Call

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Ports searching for a smart business model will find the concise steps shared by two brilliant minds at Dell EMC a recipe for how to transform logistics functions.

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