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RFID technology and e-seal; facilitating the port logistics automation and cargo tracking

Companies have been increasingly using item-level Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) to trace and track the goods for inventory control purpose and also and supply chain management. Tagging every single product, not only improves the visibility of goods transport in the entire supply chain processes but also helping to remove common problems like inventory shortages in… Read more »

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Crowdsourced Transportation Platforms (Road), a promising supply chain technology for the last mile

Crowdsourcing  concept Intelligent Transportation platforms and their applications are attracting notable attention in the supply chain. By means of sensing and communication technologies, the smart transport systems assist transportation authorities and vehicles drivers in making informative decisions. Data collection and more importantly the use of the collected data analysis are crucial elements in the intelligent… Read more »

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Docks The Future (DTF): Defining the concept of the future sustainable ports in Europe

Sustainable Development In recent years, the sustainability has been at the core of development in all industries. The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World’s first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present… Read more »

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South Pacific Island becomes Smart Shipping Paradise

French Polynesia’s Tahiti island capital of Papeete has smart port capabilities after investing in an intelligent cargo system called Ci5 designed by MGI —  a technology company that aims to integrate technologies such as artificial intelligence into cargo handling operations.   The Papeete Port Authority (PAP) invested in Ci5, the first commercial success for MGI… Read more »

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Blockchains for logistics: from hype to relevance?

By Jean-Paul Rodrigue An artificial consensus While presenting at recent transportation trade conferences I expressed rather skeptical views about the potential of Blockchains for logistics, which raised a few eyebrows and critiques. The industry is currently drinking its own cool-aid and caught in the standard hype cycle where the benefits of a new technology are… Read more »

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Antwerp and T-Mining Blockchain pilot

The Port of Antwerp Authority and Antwerp blockchain start-up T-Mining have announced a blockchain-based smart contract for managing some aspects of fruit shipping, which was developed together with Belfruco, Enzafruit, PortApp, 1-Stop and T&G Global. Currently exchanging the paper-based certificates is managed by courier, as the port and T-Mining explain: “The food agency in New… Read more »

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DIGITALISATION MORE IMPORTANT THAN AUTOMATION

The chief executive of Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has described digitalisation as “even more important than automation”. Speaking at container supply chain event TOC Asia, Marco Neelsen said: “I honestly believe that digitalisation is one of the biggest leaps that we will see on the container industry. “It’s about how efficient you are,… Read more »

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STANDARDISATION HELPS AUTOMATION IMPLEMENTATION

Standardisation is needed to speed up deployment, radically shorten start-up times, and simplify the maintenance of highly complex automated systems, according to the president of Kalmar. Antti Kaunonen said we need to be able to copy and paste standardised solutions from one execution to another, instead of reinventing the wheel over and over again for… Read more »

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Carrier Transicold releases service app

American reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has released a free mobile app to aid technicians when servicing containers. The app is available on iOS and Android   The app, available on iOS and Android, contains resources including service manuals with instructional videos, an alarm code lookup function, conversion tools and warranty information, as well as a search… Read more »

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Port of Oakland’s online shipping platform goes live

The Port of Oakland’s new tech platform, called the Oakland Portal, has gone live, as part of efforts by the West Coast hub to provide a single point to seaport operations. The portal was created by New Jersey-based logistics software provider Advent Intermodal Solutions as an extension of its customer-based eModal system, which the port’s… Read more »