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Blue Innovation – Drones in Port Operations

Let’s talk about Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)! These unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have already been incorporated into our society for their flawless ability to take exceptional videos and photographs. Nevertheless, global transport and logistics companies are looking to take advantage of their functionalities and the shipping industry… Read more »

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Blue Innovation – The box is now a “Smart Box”

The world of transport is no stranger to the continuous advances in tracking technologies. Since the invention of the global positioning systems and their implementation in the transport sector in the ‘90s, the need to monitor the placement of individual containers during a shipment has become more common. This was advantageous both to the clients… Read more »

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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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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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First e-charging of commercial vessel at Greek port of Kyllini this month

 Greek shipping will enter a more eco-friendly “electricity era” this month with the charging of the ferry boat “Fior di Levante”, during its overnight stay at the western Greece harbour of Kyllini. The first charging of a commercial vessel in Greek waters, reportedly set for December 20, comes within the framework of the EU’s Electrification… 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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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 »