Port Talk

  • Nivesh Chaudhary

    Future proofing container ports a necessity


    ASCELA ADVISORS’ Nivesh Chaudhary explains why ports around the world must confront the increasing size of container ships..

  • Terberg advises ports to consider specialised units

    The right tools for the job


    Terberg’s Ron van Arkel explains why safety-conscious operators should not compromise on equipment investment.

  • Without proper maintenance and inspection of the crane rope, there is a risk of internal degradation that can lead to the wire rope giving way completely, with catastrophic results Photo: LEEA

    Avoiding catastrophic crane failure


    Wire rope monitoring needs to be stepped up, warn lifting specialists.

  • RSGT is looking out for international investments. Credit: RSGT

    RSGT spreads its international wings


    COMMENT: Investment risk is inversely proportional to diversification. No surprises there, and therefore it isn’t surprising either that port operators, especially those that had an early start, have managed to get their portfolios to the scale they have, writes Gagan Seksaria.

  • Port security teams need to increasingly rely on artificial intelligence to keep systems and operations safe. Credit: geralt/Pixabay/CC0 Creative Commons

    Don’t rely on retrospection


    Darktrace Industrial’s Andrew Tsonchev explains how artificial intelligence has an important role to play in keeping ports safe.

  • Oakland is held up as an innovator in incorporating digitisation. Credit: rulenumberone2, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

    Waking up to the digital revolution


    Parvez Mansuri welcomes ports shaking off years of inertia to embrace digitisation.

  • Container weighing legislation needs to be re-visted. Credit: Conductix Wampfler

    Too many grey areas in box weighing


    Conductix-Wampfler’s Alexander Eckardt questions whether we are there yet on verified mass legislation.

  • By 2020, it is expected that all new container handling equipment will be supplied with LED lighting

    Lighting the conversation shift


    Conversations about LED lighting today are very different to what they were half a decade ago, says Ryan Hertel.

  • Large transhipment ports might need to rethink their offering

    New frontiers of port expansion


    The two Cs of China and consolidation will have a profound effect on ports in 2018, explains Ton van den Bosch