Technical Papers - VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Rotterdam Port: Port-Maps Let the Outside in

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

PortMaps is the Port of Rotterdam’s GISbased system for sharing port-related information. The home page of this system displays itself as a map of Rotterdam and all port data can be accessed from here. We believe that a spatial approach like this – à la Google – is definitely the way forward.

  Port Focus, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Empowering Mega-Terminals with Gigabytes

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

Ports must continually invest in infrastructure and efficient equipment to remain competitive. The largest ports in particular have made substantial upgrades to serve mega-vessels, for example triple-e vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs. Port container terminals have been transformed into mega-terminals capable of handling more than 3.5 million TEUs per year.

  Mega Ship Ready, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Automated Mooring For Stabilizing Megaships

  PTI Edition 75 - Mega-Ports & Mega-Terminals

As the number of large and super-large container vessels in service grows, port authorities are scrambling to service these vast ships in ways that are safer and more profitable.

  Automation and Optimisation, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing



Stereo Camera Systems for Vessel Berthing

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

This paper proposes a vision-based monitoring system designed and integrated to support vessel berthing work and to reduce maritime accidents from human errors

  VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

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


Demand-Driven Port Development

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.

  Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics



How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into the virtual world.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Q&A: Michael Schwank, President of Tideworks Technology

  Edition Online

Michael Schwank, President of Tideworks Technology, is interviewed regarding what he believes are the biggest issues facing ports and terminals, automation and technology in ports and terminals

  Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


VTS in The Age of Digital Information

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

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.

  Port Focus, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Ship-to-Ship Automated Mooring: A Cavotec First

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

  Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


The Reality of Automation

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

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


Q&A with Transas

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

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

  Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


ABP: Keeping Mega-Ships On Course

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) have become an increasingly familiar – and spectacular – sight around the UK’s coast as vessels continue to grow in size

  Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus