Technical Papers

Optimizing Berth Schedules: It’s Time to go Green

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper argues for a defined berth schedule system that allows the mitigation of the environmental effects of vessel berthing

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready


Blockchain for Maritime: Securing the Cyber Environment

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper addresses the security element of blockchain, which promises so much in terms of securely connecting the supply chain

  Security, Surveillance and Detection


DP World: Linking the Supply Chain

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

DP World is increasingly known as the world's most exciting and technologically advanced terminal operators, and in this paper we get an insight into how the port giant is linking its operations along the intelligent supply chain

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


Energy Peak Shavings for Ship-to-Shore Cranes

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Peak shaving implies the lowering of the highest observed peak in energy demand to reduce the energy-related costs. This enables container terminals to lower the handling costs of containerships, giving them a better competitive position

  Container Handling, Environment, Health & Safety



Arctic Container Shipping: The Risks of Heavy Fuel Oil

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper explores new Arctic shipping routes and the risks of using heavy fuel oil in the region

  Environment, Health & Safety




Maersk: Next-Gen Efficiency in Reefer Operations

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

Maersk has had a huge push in recent months towards improving its logistics operations across the board, in this paper the container hauling giant articulates its vision for reefer containers

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain



Crane & Operator Health & Safety

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper addresses issues such as such as awkward posture, and environmental factors including heating, ventilation, noise, and vibration, continue to impact crane operators’ well being

  Container Handling


Digital Transformation: Are Start-Ups the New Leaders?

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

The digital wave encompassing the contemporary port sector is creating new opportunities for forward-thinking tech start-ups to influence the industry in new ways. This paper addresses whether the start-up has now become the key player in the industry

  Automation and Optimisation


The Next Generation: The Vision of PSA

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

In this paper, terminal operating giant PSA explain their future vision and how they intend to train staff to be prepared for a digital future of trade

  Automation and Optimisation


Virtual Queuing: A Game-Changer for DP World Antwerp

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper follows Alex Bäcker's highly well-received session at the PTI CTAC Conference 2018 in which he partnered with Marc Laureys of DP World Antwerp and articulated how they slashed truck queuing times at the terminal

  Automation and Optimisation, Supply Chain


The Value of Maritime Simulators: A Much Needed New Approach

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper addresses enhancing applied research with innovative simulators and complex environments and assesses the impact of new maritime simulation technologies

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


A Renaissance Port: Moving America’s Energy

  PTI Edition 78 - Linking the Supply Chain

This paper addresses how the repeal of the ban on exporting US crude oil and the first US LNG export facilities coming online are certainly recent game changers for US energy ports

  Dry Bulk & Specialist Cargo Handling