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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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Destination Europe on the move; Which route through innovation for industry and SMEs?

8th November 2018 Rond Point Schuman 14, 1040 Brussels, Regione Toscana Room (8th floor)       DESCRIPTION This event intends to give to European companies the opportunity to deepen the debate on the impact of the new European framework on sustainable mobility and Blue Growth, in order to better define a route to follow, so that… 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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Smart Ports and Supply Chain Technologies conference(SPSC18) Countdown: Prioritising Supply Chain Logisitcs

Last week we previewed the first day of the Smart Ports and Supply Chain Technologies conference (#SPSC18). We revealed the range of subjects our speakers and panellists will be discussing, such as blockchain, port digitization and collaboration between ports and terminals. To learn more about developments in the maritime industry and to prepare yourself for… 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 »

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BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION PROMOTES EFFICIENT TRADE

More than 20 global ports and terminal operators are supporting a new blockchain enabled shipping solution which aims to promote a more efficient and secure global trade, support information sharing and transparency and encourage industry-wide innovation.   TradeLens is designed so that users can interact more efficiently through real-time access to shipping data and shipping… Read more »

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Valenciaport studies opening an intermodal dry port in Teruel

 Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) plans to study the possible location in Teruel of a dry port or some type of intermodal installation to handle the traffic that can be generated in this enclave halfway between Valencia and Zaragoza. The modernization of the Valencia-Sagunto-Teruel-Zaragoza line will be a source of traffic… Read more »