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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »



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 »


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 »


The Port of KIEL in Germany invests in cargo handling and environmental technology

Schleswig-Holstein supports the successful trajectory of the Port of Kiel   The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling, environmental technology and the traffic shift from road to rail. Dr. Thilo Rohlfs, state secretary of the ministry for the economy, transport, labour, technology and tourism for the country of Schleswig-Holstein, made use of a visit… Read more »


Port of Santander once again achieves the first position in the maritime-port logistics assessment carried out by ANFAC

 The port of Santander has once again managed to position itself in the first position in the sectoral study prepared by Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC – Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers), which includes the assessment of maritime-port logistics in vehicle traffic based on questionnaires answered by the main… Read more »


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 »