Technical Papers

Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Terminal Logistics,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Only 36% of ports and terminals claim to have seen increased pressure from shipping lines in terms of the importance placed on automation and digitisation. However, the survey results certainly suggest that shipping lines do value new technologies: half of the vessel stakeholders surveyed feel ports and terminals are immature in adopting Smart technologies.

How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,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.

VTS in The Age of Digital Information

  The Bulk Issue     Port Focus,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Container Handling,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Transas is a developer and supplier of a wide range of IT solutions for the marine industry. Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are intended to provide enhanced safety of navigation and increase the efficiency of port operations. Modern VTS possess highly accurate and reliable information about all operations within the port and approaches to the port.

Ship-to-Ship Automated Mooring: A Cavotec First

  Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Global engineering group Cavotec recently completed a series of at sea demonstrations (ASDs) of the innovative US Navy Advanced Mooring System (AMS) for novel ship-to-ship mooring applications. Following successful Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at Cavotec USA in North Carolina, and System Integration Testing (SIT) at project partner Oceaneering’s facility in Maryland, the ASDs were conducted at US Naval Base Coronado in California

The Reality of Automation: Automating Reality Today

  Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Shipping, it goes without saying, is a critical industry within the rapidly evolving global economy and one that will be impacted hugely by the evolution of technology. Whilst the shipping industry is a notoriously conservative one, it is not immune to the advances of technology and we cannot avoid embracing it. If current industry players don’t, others will, and we could risk losing our relevance and be replaced. At the same time, shipping itself is already evolving in other ways

Q&A with Transas

  Embracing Automation     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

In September 2015, Frank Coles joined the maritime technology company Transas as its new CEO. Frank Coles started his career almost 40 years ago when he first went to sea as a merchant navy deck officer. After 12 years of sailing throughout the world, he left the sea and gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs and practiced maritine law for 5 years. In more recent years, his roles at Globe Wireless and Inmarsat have seen him at the forefront of the technology revolution in maritime

Easing Congestion: Methods for Handling Traffic

  The Mega-Ship Issue     VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Global Issues,Port Focus,Mega Ship Ready

Robert Kessler of Oceaneering International outlines how to berth mega-ships in an era when congestion is rife


The Indispensible Tool for Pilots and Ports

  The Mega-Ports Edition     VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Global Issues,Port Focus,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Mega Ship Ready

GyroPilot™ is the latest product in the Navicom Dynamics inventory, designed to provide a compact, lightweight, wireless source of comprehensive navigation data to a pilot’s electronic charting system


Navigation simulation for megaship handling

  The Collector's Edition II     VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Mooring & Berthing,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Issues,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Mega Ship Ready,Automation and Optimisation,Mega Ship Ready

Simulation has become increasingly important in an era of mega-ships and massive port development projects, here the MSRC of explains their vital importance



Better docking for both pilots and terminals

  The Collector's Edition II     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Mooring & Berthing,Global Issues,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready

A paper which highlights the safe and efficient mooring and berthing of vessels from Navicom Dynamics, highlighting contemporary issues and the Portable Pilot Unit

Protecting Assets: AIS-based Vessel Tracking

  Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Numerous oil and gas companies are addressing the challenge of marine pipeline protection through policies and procedures that can now be augmented by the use of Automatic Identification System (AIS)-based vessel-tracking tools. These tools enable companies to proactively monitor and control encroachment on marine pipelines, helping to pre-empt problems before they occur.

Berthing the World’s Largest Vessels

  Navis World     Port Planning, Design & Construction,VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON),Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Historically, port infrastructure has been designed to accommodate a certain size and type of vessel. This paper explores the impact of vessels continuing to grow larger and more diverse, on the demands placed on a ports infrastructure.