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The European INTER-IoT project ends successfully with the pilot of Valencia

Valencia, Spain – The final meeting of the “INTER-IoT – Interoperability of Heterogeneous Platforms with the Internet of Things” project, funded by the European Commission through the H2020 program, has been held last at the Valenciaport Foundation. The Inter-IoT project, which has obtained great success in the final evaluation developed by the European Commission, is… Read more »

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European Ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window Environment

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the agreement reached on 7 February between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). With the new framework, which will repeal the current Reporting Formalities Directive, important steps are made towards reducing administrative burden and increasing the attractiveness… Read more »

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ROTTERDAM Trials water and weather Apps

A water and weather application being trialled as part of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s new Internet of Things (IoT) platform is anticipated to improve operational safety and efficiency. The application uses an extensive network of sensors to provide accurate and up-to-date water (hydro) and weather (meteo) data particularly for the planning and management of… Read more »

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Trends 2019: The six challenges facing SmartPorts according to CIOs at large international ports

Technologies in the port environment offer great opportunities, but also pose complex challenges. [Image of Getty Images] What impact will technology have on port management processes? What role will data play in decision-making? And, how will these changes affect security? Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at large ports around the world give their opinion on the… Read more »

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World’s First Digital Shipping Company to Form in 2019

Shipping Container IoT visionary Loginno is leading an all-star initiative to select one shipping company, whose entire container fleet will be digitalized in 2019.  They call this initiative “The Contopia Factor,” or TCF for short, a paraphrase of the well-known reality show using a new buzzword. Contopia (a mesh of “Container” and “Utopia”), is a… 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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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 »