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.

Demand-Driven Port Development

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Terminal Logistics,Finance,Global Terminal Operators,Warehousing and Logistics,Global Issues,Port Focus,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training,Carriers,Shipping

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.

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.

Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Port Focus,Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Port Focus,Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation,Port & Maritime Training,Simulation Training,Port & Maritime Training

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.

Q&A: Michael Schwank, President of Tideworks Technology

  Edition Online     Terminal Logistics,Warehousing and Logistics,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Terminal Focus

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

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

ABP: Keeping Mega-Ships On Course

  The Mega-Ship Issue     Port Focus,Mooring & Berthing,Global Issues,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Mega Ship Ready,Port & Maritime Training

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

New Paper: 3D visualisation: creating an optimal environment

  The Mega-Terminals Edition     VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation

Over the last decade we have witnessed an important evolution of Vessel Traffic Services technology, as well as related policies. Today, even the smallest ports are equipped with a Vessel Traffic Management System in order to be compliant with existing regulations and run safe and effective navigation practices.

Where the Sea Meets the Cloud

  Edition Online     Global Issues,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Automation and Optimisation,Automation and Optimisation

Automation insight from IBM partner BPD Zenith on how Australian Maritime Solutions chose its new solution


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

A call for innovative, integrated ports

  The Mega-Ports Edition     Port Planning, Design & Construction,Container Handling,Environment, Health & Safety,Global Terminal Operators,Global Issues,Port Planning & Finance,VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing,Health and Safety,Environment and Sustainability,Mega Ship Ready,Mega Ship Ready

Yann Duclot of PTI Preferred Partner Cavotec writes a paper which reviews the port arena holistically as he takes into account how ports can become further integrated and ultimately more successful