Port Innovation and Initiatives

Revolution in Port Cargo Handling With 5G Solutions Proof of concept in the port sector brings together Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence with 5G Solution contributes to minimising environmental impact and reducing operational costs Aveiport and PTM Ibérica terminal operators will have access to innovative functionalities for operation monitoring, digital simulation and logistics management… Read more »


Innovative Hydrogen-Powered Vessels

Hydrogen-Powered Ferry set to launch in San Francisco bay The San Francisco Bay will soon have a new fossil fuel-free ferry floating in its waters, propelled completely by hydrogen fuel cells, and officials hope it heralds change on the high seas.Aptly named Sea Change, the 70-foot (21-meter), 75-passenger ferry will service multiple stops along San Francisco’s waterfront. It was built at… Read more »


The DockstheFuture Training Package is now live!

DockstheFuture partners developed a Training Package with the aim of driving stakeholders into the sustainable development of the Port of the Future. The package consists of three tools: Transferability Analysis (TA) Project Common Index (PCI) Decision Support System (DSS) The lessons and materials are provided by DockstheFuture experts Joris Claeys of Port Expertise, Alessio Tei &… Read more »


Piraeus Port Profits Up on Euro Appreciation and Container Throughput Rises

COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING Ports” or “CSP” or the “Company”, SEHK: 1199), the world’s leading ports operator, announced interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) for the six months ended 30 June 2018. RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS – Revenue surged by 79.7% to US$495.5 million – Gross profit increased substantially by 59.8%… Read more »


The Winding New Silk Road

According to experts, the One One Belt One Road model of the New Silk Road is still making its first baby steps. And, in truth, the five years since the One Belt One Road initiative, offered to the world by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the age of infancy, especially if we compared this… Read more »



Kalmar and Navis will a deliver world-first state-of-the-art intermodal automation solution to a Sydney logistics park which will help it lower its carbon emissions.   The €80 million order for Qube’s Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in Sydney includes the supply of the OneTerminal solution comprising Kalmar’s automated train handling, automated yard crane and automated horizontal… Read more »


What makes a competitive hub in a interconnected world?

  An introductory presentation on the theme “What makes a competitive hub?” gave PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom during the World Ports Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 8 to 11 May 2018. Theo moderated also the panel debate on the same theme during which panellists… Read more »