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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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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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‘JUST-IN-TIME’ Sailing Reduces CO2 Footprint

If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO. “Last year we asked the Wuppertal… Read more »

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First onsite 3D printing port facility

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has signed an MOU with PSA Corporation Limited, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster and 3D MetalForge Pte Ltd to establish the world’s first onsite 3D printing facility for port applications. The Additive Manufacturing (AM) rapid production facility will be strategically located at PSA Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Terminal, where… Read more »

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CYBER LEGISLATION MAKES DEMANDS OF PORTS

FW’s Matthew Gore examines the implications of new virtual security regulations The importance of cyber security to the maritime transport sector was brought into sharp focus in June 2017 when the ‘NotPetya’ malware attack struck organisations in more than 60 countries worldwide, including many prominent organisations within the maritime transport sector. Incidents such as this… Read more »

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US Tech Firm Eyes Blockchain Supply Chain Solution for Major Chinese Ports

U.S.-based technology company Ideanomics has partnered with the Asia-Pacific Model Electronic Port Network (APMEN) Trade Tech Co. to streamline supply chains with blockchain tech. Together with APMEN Trade Tech Co., Ideanomics aims to leverage blockchain and what it calls “super artificial intelligence” to cut out “layers of middlemen” in port clearance and shipping handling for… Read more »

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BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT TO IMPROVE PORT EFFICIENCY

Associated British Ports (ABP) will be working with a digital logistics enabler to create one of Europe’s first detailed pilot programmes to use blockchain technology to improve port connectivity.   The agreement with Marine Transport International (MTI) will see ABP participating a blockchain solution to improve shipments efficiency. “This MOU with MTI is a demonstration… Read more »

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Kalmar on Eco-Friendly Technology

Port Technology (PTI) has continued its exclusive TOC Europe video series with Dan Pettersson, Senior VP, Kalmar discusses what eco-friendly developments the maritime industry needs to make.  The PTI series has provided top executives’ views on different topics shaping the port and terminal industry. View Kalmar’s products for ports and terminals in PTI’s supplier directory PTI also investigated how… Read more »