Technical Papers

Designing Future-Proof Container Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This paper examines best practices and recommended approaches to structuring the design process of container terminals

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


Rethinking Terminal Automation Design

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Wim D’haseleer and Dr. Oscar Pernia of TiL offer an authoritative insight into the history and future of terminal automation design

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


Automation Options for RTG Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

Mark Sisson, Senior Port Planner with AECOM, reviews how RTG terminals can maximise their efficiency

  Automation and Optimisation, Terminal Logistics


10 Pre-Requisites for Smart Terminals

  PTI Edition 81 - Terminal Automation Design

This TBA paper is the first to feature video optimization in PTI's history. In it Dr Yvo Saanen articulates 10 key actions for terminals

  Automation and Optimisation


Kuenz FREERIDER – The next Level of RTG

  Edition Online

The industry knows that we have the expertise in building rail mounted container cranes and we want to fulfill the customers demand for a wider product range. This demand has resulted in the Kuenz Information System (KIS) and new solutions in automation, as well as the development of the FREERIDER.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Warehousing and Logistics


Dry Bulk Shipping: The Effect of the Trade War

  Edition Online

This paper looks at how the dry bulk market has fared amid the trade war

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling, Port Focus


Securing Maritime Software Systems Academia & Industry Working Together

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The maritime sector is crucial to the world economy, and the computer technology that manages it is critical to its successful operation. Maritime transportation increasingly relies on information and communications technology (ICT) to manage and optimize its operations and services.

  Container Handling, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



Digital Twin and Capacity Planning: Next Generation Ports

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As the scale and complexity of container ports operations grow, more sophisticated and accurate methods are required to derive precise planning for next generation ports.

  Port & Maritime Training, Emulation Training, Port Management Training, Simulation Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


The Connected Supply Chain: Enhancing Risk Management in a Changing World

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

As supply chains become more global and interconnected, their exposure to risk increases. Higher demand volatility, unprecedented technologocial changes, and supply chain speed intensify risk exposure. In this context, academics and practitioners often suggest that supply chain have not been as exposed to risks as they are now since the end of WWII.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Mega Ship Ready


Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain


Ports in the New Manufacturing Landscape

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

The association between ports and manufacturing has constantly evolved through technological and economic changes. Prior to containerization, there were strong linkages between ports and heavy industrial activities, and indirectly with lighter forms of manufacturing.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


Eco-efficiency in Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Over the years, the cargo handling industry has made tremendous strides in developing the eco-efficiency of cargo and material handling through more efficient machines, optimization of cargo flows, as well as intelligent equipment and automation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Mobility, Port & Maritime Training, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Waterfront and Marina


Kuenz FREERIDER: The Next Level of RTG

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

When conceptualizing the next generation of RTG crane, we at Kuenz were clear that we could not succeed if we weren’t willing to break the mold. We didn’t want to do a simple cut-and-paste job from previous iterations, so the primary objective was to meet the requirements of the future container handling business for more efficiency and speed, as well as enhanced ergonomics.

  Container Handling, Finance, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics, Waterfront and Marina


Making Vessel Visits More Efficient

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

“Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” This quote is attribute to former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, and today, it is quite a similar reality for terminals preparing strategies in a hyper-competitive market. As of this level of competition, the maritime transportation industry faces both challenges and opportunities.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


The Sky’s The Limit: Using Drones to Future-Proof the Seaport

  PTI Edition 80 - Ports of the Future

Drones are transforming the way organisations operate across the world. While most are prevalent in the military and defence industry, seaports are climbing to the top of the list of industries in the commercial sector that can reap the benefits.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks