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IMO has taken first steps to address Autonomous Ships

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The Organization’s senior technical body, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), endorsed a framework for a regulatory scoping… Read more »

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Ports in the Cloud: The Next Step in Automation?

As ports and terminals strive for greater connectivity and seek the most efficient means of transitioning to automated processes, could there be a solution which facilitates this change? Cloud-based platforms for collaborative planning, such as the XVELA service recently implemented by two Brazilian terminals, enable trade hubs to share real-time information for the benefit of higher operational efficiency. However,… Read more »

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Defining the concept of the “Port of the Future” – Deliverables of the work package1.1: Desktop analysis of the concept

 The DocksTheFuture Project aims at defining the vision for the ports of the future in 2030, covering all specific issues that could define this concept including among others, dredging, emission reduction, energy transition, electrification, smart grids, port-city interface and the use of renewable energy management. The project is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action, and… Read more »

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Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer

Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg. The ‘Digital Networking’ conference run by Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) showed just how far the port has progressed. “In respect of digitalization, the Port of Hamburg is a worldwide beacon offering many USPs,” emphasized Axel… Read more »

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“DocksTheFuture” workshop held in Portugal with experts from port and maritime transport

DocksTheFuture workshop with experts took place in Porto,  on the 29th and 30th of October.   The workshops were hosted by APDL (Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo) in the Port of Leixões. Special thanks to all the experts who have travelled to Porto to engage in fruitful discussion and to the representatives of… Read more »