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Seen But Not Heard

Noise has become an important environment issue across the globe. As transport hubs, container terminals are particularly loud. The most prevalent noise is an almost continuous flow of traffic coming in and out of the port. Then there are ships, port machinery, warning signals and alsrms. Adding to all this are dockside cranes, making their […]

The New Era of Container Ports: The Industrial Internet

A new era is beginning in the container handling industry thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet, the world’s hyper-connectivity, and the automation of container terminal operations. New business and operating models are being revealed that offer great opportunities. With that new risks are also being revealed. Opportunities can be exploited and risks can be minimised by building a sound IT network architecture.   […]

Top eBook: Cutting-Edge Automation

This latest eBook from PTI explores the latest trends and technologies in automation and acts as a precursor to the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Event which is being held on June 8, 2016 in London, England. The eBook features papers from Neil Davidson (Drewry), Dr Eva Savelsberg (INFORM GmbH), Sampo Pihkala (Konecranes), Michael […]

Case Study: RTG Automation for Every Unique Terminal

The mega-ships are here and the pressure to accommodate them is mounting in container terminals, including terminals with manned RTG yard operations. Automation can be a long-term answer to the mega-ship question, and today, automation features can be introduced to increase the productivity of manned RTG operations. Konecranes has an increasing number of RTG customers […]

Konecranes: A New Era is Underway

“The management, working culture and skill-sets of container terminals are generally in good shape. But times change, and new technologies are powerfully coming into play” What are the essential factors implicit in sound port operations? If we take a top-down view of container terminal operations, everything starts with the management of a terminal. If a […]

RBS TOPX-Advance: automation case study

In 2006 the government of Indonesia introduced a nationwide freight transport program to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways. As part of this program a new terminal called Teluk Lamong Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, was constructed in 2014. In 2013, Teluk Lamong assigned Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) to deliver a […]

GREENCRANES: Testing the way to sustainability in ports

One of the main strategic guidelines established by the European Commission about energy efficiency is related to assuring an effective transition towards the use of energy sources with lower environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Such evolution should be sustainable in the mid to long term from different points of view, including the economic-financial, environmental and social perspectives. In recent years […]

Q&A with Konecranes Director of Port Technology

Port Technology International discusses green technologies, automation, RTGs and other key issues affecting the container handling industry with Konecranes’ port technology director Hannu Oja. How are the challenges faced by terminal operators today different? There is a greater requirement to minimise vessel turnaround time at berth. This along with the constantly increasing number of container […]

Crane alterations for better efficiency and reduced emissions

One of the Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) top priorities is responsible stewardship of the environment. This has been demonstrated by the conversion of ship-to-shore container cranes from diesel to electric power, as well as gradually changing other container handling equipment to cleaner burning ultra-lowsulphur diesel fuel. Moving from diesel to electricity As a next step […]

Khalifa Port: The Birth of a Giant

The background of the project Kizad Khalifa Port is situated next to the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a cornerstone of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, an industrial development of massive scale, which is under construction and is intended to stretch over an extraordinary 417 square kilometers. It marks a substantial drive towards […]

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