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AI in Terminals

What does AI mean for Terminals? In this current era, existing processes and available resources which cannot efficiently or immediately meet operational demands, has become the incentive for terminal operating systems to expand their field into alternative technologies. As a result, AI has become quite the common buzz word, sparking opportunities for the Container Handling […]

Breaking Down Artificial Intelligence

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Technologies that adopt various characteristics of human intelligence and behavior are typically referred to as Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is the study of agents that analyze their surroundings to create plans and accomplish the best decision after accounting for both retrospective and current percepts. AI is a construct using two […]

Terminals at the Root of the Economy

Current Landscape The global supply chain can be alluded to as a network, branching out and connecting several other nodes. Namely, international trade and technological advancements are the underlying sources which influence the overall landscape – extending from the global supply chain to globalization and the entire economy. These two driving forces have formed a […]

Types of Optimization

Terminal optimization is segregated into divisions that are allocated different roles and responsibilities. Optimization in the Container Handling Industry is conceived due to terminals experiencing various bottlenecks when vessels berth at the port, inefficient yard planning affecting container movement, the disarray of CHE instructions causing congestion, and poor management of resources which fail to maximize […]

Terminal Optimization

Terminal optimization may be easily definable as a terminal operating system that devises intelligent capabilities which facilitate more efficient operations and processes. However, this explanation provides a very basic understanding of optimization and confines it from its complex nature. All planning, instructions, and decisions made within a terminal can be optimized, and therefore, is inclusive […]

Cloud Technology – Are you really in control?

Reference: Huynh, L 2019, ‘Cloud Technology – are you really in control?’, World Port Development, June 2019, pp. 38-41. Technological advancement is a perpetual trend that precipitates a revolution and heavily influences the way industries operate. Strenuous and mundane everyday tasks have become the central concern acting as a catalyst for innovation. Cloud computing is an […]

Is Future Planning Important When Selecting the Right TOS?

There is an inherent interrelation between technology and trade – whereby inducing advancements in technology instigates further growth of globalization. With containerization playing an integral role in this process, it is critical to understand that the global supply chain has become incredibly dependent on terminals to fuel the economy. Countries worldwide who are working towards […]

Breaking Down Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is one of the most popular buzz words that has climbed to the summit alongside other terms like Cloud TOS and automation. This technology has circulated across different industries and even traded in the global stock market. But is it threatening to disrupt the Container Handling Industry or is it going to engender […]

TOC Europe 2019

What success TOC Europe has been! Thank you all to those who visited our booth, as we are finally able to meet those we missed at TOC Asia. It has also been a great experience to learn about the current trends in the Container Handling Industry and connect with industry experts from all over the […]