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 »


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 »


European Maritime Single Window environment; A big step toward optimised and efficient shipping in EU

Our world is in transition to a low-carbon economy and transport is not an exception. New technologies and initiatives are affecting the mobility landscape. among all modes of transport, Maritime transport is a backbone of trade and communications within and beyond the single market. Almost one-third of all intra-EU and three-quarters of the internationally traded… Read more »


The Port of the Future in Europe: Energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable

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 »