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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 »

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Digitalisation drives modernisation of maritime trade

Pierre Cariou was involved in organising the ISLI Supply Chain Forum, “Emerging Challenges in a Complex Future”, held at the Kedge Business School in Bordeaux in March 2018. One of the panel discussions moderated by Pierre Cariou focused on the digitalisation of shipping supply chains. Dominique Lebreton, MGI chief business development officer, also spoke about… Read more »

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Internet of the things (IoT) reshapes the industries – A focus on supply chains

We have evolved because we could communicate If we look at the history of human being and the creation of first civilizations, it is obvious that the human evolved because they communicated.  The very simple principle of sharing information and processing data by the human is shown in Figure 1. From bottom to top, the… Read more »

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AUTOMATION IS KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital transformation within the maritime industry can only succeed with integrated automation according to Bachmann electronic GmbH, which will show examples of its integrated automation applications at SMM. Service, data connectivity, security, operational cost reduction – digital transformation means many different things, but automation is always the key. Bachmann electronic is a manufacturer of control… Read more »