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In this rapidly evolving port and terminal industry, where growth is driven by efficient resource utilization rather than expansion, smart information technologies tailored to terminal needs play a crucial role. This blog aims to explore topics such as efficient resource utilization, smart information technologies, and optimization strategies. Join us as we delve into these key aspects and share our expertise and insights.

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How autonomous vehicles will change terminal planning

Before building a terminal, layout planning and scenario calculation are crucial. Whether terminal blocks are parallel or perpendicular to the water side depends on conditions like terrain, cargo handling, transhipment rate, and automation plans. Changing the layout later is challenging due to the costly and intricate construction for paving and RMG rail tracks.

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PORT DIGITIZATION
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Recap CHESSCON Conference – April 2022

This year's CHESSCON Conference showcased industry insights. On April 28, 2022, participants discussed opportunities and technologies for the container terminal industry. Thanks to the speakers for their presentations. For those interested, we offer the presentations:

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PORT EVENTS
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A Digital Twin for the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg

The IHATEC project TwinSim aims to develop a digital twin at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH). AKQUINET terminal experts handle terminal visualizations, dashboards, and simulation components. We spoke to Prof. Dr. Holger Schütt, project lead at AKQUINET, and Anja Jablonski, in charge of the digital terminal's technical model.

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INSIGHTS FROM PORT LOGISTICS
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CHESSCON Conference 2021 – A review

The CHESSCON Conference, our online event, occurred on November 16 for the third time. We discussed opportunities and technologies for the container terminal industry with our clients and partners. Thanks to the speakers for their presentations and guests for their insights. Those who missed the 2021 conference can access the presentations on demand.

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PORT EVENTS
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IFORS 2021 Virtual – Digital Twin optimises container terminal handling

IFORS 2021 Virtual –  Considering the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, the IFORS 2021 was held as a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Schütt explains how Digital Twin optimises container terminal handling. After a brief overview of the container terminal simulator, he takes a closer look at Digital Twin, drawing on industry standards.

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INSIGHTS FROM PORT LOGISTICS
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The economic consideration of hydrogen technology must include all factors

Oliver Jelsch highlights akquinet's role in the "H2Cool Prelude" project, backed by the European Regional Development Fund. This initiative investigates hydrogen in truck cooling. Contributors include the Institute of Shipping Economics, Bremerhaven University, and "H2BX." Practical partners like Brüssel & Maass Logistik and Clean Logistics adapt trucks for hydrogen drives.

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