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Robustness analysis: future-proofing terminal design against uncertainty

Robustness analysis is not just a tool for assessing terminal design; it is a strategic imperative for future-proofing operations. Our terminal robustness analysis offers crucial insights for evaluating various terminal design options.

Autonomous vehicles: the way forward for automation?

While technology readiness is being addressed with tremendous efforts from various suppliers, in-depth attention to these two other pillars is still lacking. We also started looking into these two topics to bridge the gap from a terminal operation perspective.

9 tips that helps you maximizing productivity and throughput of your bulk terminal.

What is the secret behind it that helps to save millions of pounds annually by maximizing both productivity and throughput? Our dedicated team of modelling experts shares 9 tips.

Berth capacity as function of call size

The change from being a port as part of a intercontinental rotation to a regional rotation is a big one. Not just for the terminal operator, but certainly also for the cargo owners

Interview with Yvo Saanen on technological developments at terminals

During this interview Portwise discussed global logistics, automation, and technological developments at terminals. Including to make them sustainable.

Shifted timelines for autonomous vehicles

When we look at the port sector, we can state that automation has substantially improved safety, to the extent that there is not a single (in 30 years of terminal automation) casualty due to a robot crane or a robot vehicle.

The road to carbon zero is not just as simple as buying electric equipment

Becoming carbon neutral is one of the main challenges in the maritime industries for the next decades. To achieve that, electrifying equipment is surely an important path (if not the most relevant).

The ASC yard vs. the transhipment factor

In a recent keynote (#CTAC USA 2023 in Norfolk), Rich Ceci and Yvo Saanen presented lessons learnt from 20 years of terminal development in the port of Virginia.

Maximizing terminal performance through integration of equipment design in bulk terminals

The integrated model integrates all of the major parts, including trucks, storage, conveyors, (un)loaders and vessels of a bulk terminal.

Decoupling operations: what are the benefits?

Applying a core logistical concept into container terminals: buffering. In this article, we like to explore the benefits of decoupling, as they are not always seen.

Decoupling impact versus driving distance

In this article, Yvo Saanen discusses the (beneficial) effect of decoupling vs driving distance. A theme that keeps coming back in our planning work at Portwise.

10 key actions for terminals and ports

Technology has become an enabler in developing innovative, value adding solutions that actually address real-life problems.