TIC4.0 at Transport Events – Black & Caspian Sea 2023 Port & Shipping

Author: Norbert Klettner, Managing Director akquinet port consulting & Vice–President of TIC 4.0

Norbert Klettner, Managing Director akquinet port consulting & Vice–President of TIC 4.0 at event.

In early July the Transport Event ran an interesting event in Istanbul focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the Black and Caspian Sea area. It received big support from the local ports and logistics community and attracted many international companies. Main supporters have been TRÜKLIM, Yilport Holding, Marport Terminal and DP World.

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Under power: electrification trend reaches terminal

Port in the evening with cranes and two ships illustrating Terminal Electrification Challenges.

Author: Oliver Jelsch, Sales Director at akquinet port Consulting GmbH 

In view of climate protection requirements, many terminal operators are dealing with the topic of electrification. We are receiving more and more requests from our customers for solutions for the energy planning and optimization of container terminals. The challenge arises for new terminal projects (greenfield) as well as for existing terminals (brownfield) with conventional diesel equipment. This blog article shows which tasks electrification entails and how these can be solved with the help of simulation software tools. 

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Hamburg’s UNIKAI terminal digitalises the receiving and storage of goods

Container terminal with cranes and ships loading containers. Unveiling Hamburg's O'Swaldkai Terminal: Enhancing Competitiveness through AKIDU Research Project.

The O’Swaldkai terminal is located in the heart of Hamburg. There, UNIKAI Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft operates modern RoRo and ConRo ships and handles general and  project cargo. The AKIDU research project aims to optimise the handling and storage of goods and vehicles so that the terminal’s competitiveness is increased. Project partners are Unikai Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft, AKQUINET and the Hamburger Informatik Technologie-Center (HITeC). The BMDV is funding the network with a total of 1.24 million euros. We talk to Stefan Henke, who is involved in the AKIDU research project as project manager on the AKQUINET side.

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Recap CHESSCON Conference – November 2022

The annual CHESSCON Conference invites various professionals from our industry. At our get-together, we share new visions and ideas inspired by our customers and industry partners. On the 17th of November 2022 all participants could enjoy a professional exchange on new opportunities and technologies for the container terminal industry. Thanks to all the speakers for their enthusiasm and the informative presentations.

For all those who could not participate, we are happy to provide the presentations:

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With TIC4.0, the Digital Twin comes to life

TwinSim is one of the first projects to use the new standard.

A digital twin of the terminal is currently being created at the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg. The IHATEC- joint project TwinSim is pursuing the development of the digital twin for the visualization and simulation-based optimization of processes at the terminal. The visualization of real-time data of the terminal equipment, in particular the straddle carriers, as well as networking by means of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, should make optimization potentials visible. We talk to Michael Kugler, Simulation & Terminals Consultant at AKQUINET, about the status of the project and the role of the new standard TIC4.0 the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (#wetalktic).

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