Technical Papers

Why Is It So Hard to Collaborate?

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply chain thought leader Lars Jensen examines why supply chain collaboration is so hard to come by.

  Finance, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus


The Art of Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Container Terminal Operations

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Navis' Frederik Stork looks at how AI and Machine Learning are changing ports and terminals and the wider supply chain.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Supply Chain


Why Standards Matter

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Richard Morton and Nico De Cauwer examine the ongoing challenge of standardization and explain why it is so important for the industry

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety, Global Terminal Operators, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain



Maritime Supply Chain Challenges

  PTI Edition 85 - Supply Chain Collaboration

Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering at MIT, looks at the hurdles that must be overcome for more effective collaboration in the maritime sector

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics


Transhipment Traffic and Gateway Volatility

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Professor Theo Notteboom overview the transhipment issue and how ports in and around Europe are responding

  Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Short-Sea Shipping Vessels: The Next Frontier for Hybrid Propulsion Retrofits

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

There is growing excitement within the maritime sector regarding the benefits from operating with modern hybrid systems, combining both conventional ship engines and energy storage systems.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Weighing, Finance, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics



VAHLE SMGX: Reliable Wireless Data Communication

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

VAHLE has dedicated many efforts during the last years to develop a reliable wireless data communication with the capabilities to replace fiber optics on port equipment for the use of remote operation, communication and automation.

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mobility, Supply Chain


The Future of Free Zones In The UK

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Since the EU referendum, there has been a growing interest in the reintroduction of free zones in the United Kingdom. Those advocating free zones believe that they will help to boost British trade after Brexit and promote economic growth.

  Finance, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Developing a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The maritime industry is deeply rooted in the movement of physical goods, but this does not make it immune from digital disruption. Increasingly, operation technology (OT) is highly connected to information technology (IT).

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Mobility


Supercharged Free Ports: The Evolution of Port-Centric Logistics

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

The concept of port-centric logistics isn’t new and many will say it has been around almost as long as ports themselves. Today, it is an integral part of supply chain management and in the UK PD Ports has been one of the leading port operators to embrace and develop the concept.

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Port Focus, Supply Chain


Cyber Risk in the Marine Industry

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Cyber-attacks and data theft are the threats considered most likely to occur in the marine industry within the next 10 years

  Automation and Optimisation, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain, Terminal Logistics, Wireless Networks


Automation & Humans Working Together

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

David Moosbrugger looks at the challenges and benefits of implementing automated technologies within a terminal environment

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics


Upping the IT Ante: Adoption of Industry 4.0

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Nazery Khalid assesses the key drivers of technological change within the maritime industry and looks forward to the future of the sector

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Supply Chain


We Are Smarter But Are We Safer?

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Captain Richard W A Brough takes a closer look at the safety of port operations in an age of increasing technological development

  Dangerous and Hazardous Materials, Environment, Health & Safety, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction