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 »


PTI Launches Smart Ports Conference

Port Technology (PTI) is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies Conference which is to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 2-3 October 2018. Following on from PTI’s highly successful Container Terminal Automation (CTAC) conferences, this latest offering takes a much broader, daring and dynamic scope, as the event gathers key smart ports,… Read more »


Ports of the Future in a New Ecosystem

Port Technology is able to offer, for a limited amount of time, all its papers from the most popular and latest edition of its journal ‘Linking the Supply Chain’ as free to access until July 25, 2018.   Technological advancements are multiplying human development by factors never before imagined, which means it is imperative that… Read more »


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 »


FS Italiane: connect national railway network and ports to facilitate goods exchange in Europe

The 6th Global Rail Freight Conference (June 26-28, 2018) has discussed the urgent need to increase rail connections between the Italian national railway network and Italian ports to develop intermodal services that facilitate, through the TEN-T corridors, the exchange of goods with Europe. The event was organized by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC),… Read more »


Interporto Bologna to operate rail service to Wuppertal in Germany

  Interporto Bologna SpA, a logistics hub, is to cooperate with Remind Logistics to establish a new service running from Chieti (Region Abruzzo and around 2o km from Pescara port) via the Bologna to Wuppertal (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). The new connection will start at the beginning of September 2018 and will be operated by DB Cargo… Read more »


Combalia launches direct monthly service for vehicle shipments from Europe to South America

Combalia Agencia Maritima has set up a direct monthly service for vehicle shipments from Europe to South America with ro-ro provider NYK. The first departure left Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several regular port calls in Barcelona, Sagunto and Vigo…. Read more »