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Shaping or being shaped? The potential white labeling of “Uber Port”

Digitization allows ports to easily identify, assess and leverage what is available in the port ecosystem through technologies such as dashboards and touchscreens. Cranes, containers, ships and trucks can now also be monitored and moved across ports and beyond from any place on the planet – provided these things are ‘smart’. Further, when data sharing […]

Reducing Cost and Maximising Safety: The Maritime Doman Awareness Information System

AIS message transmissions number in the tens of millions every single day. The Internet of Things, radar and vessel monitoring systems have hugely increased the amount of data to be processed, stored, analysed and distributed, but a secure cloud-based or hosted infrastructure can reduce the cost, commercial and operational load while increasing the value to […]

Smart Ships & Smart Navigation

Globally, ports are a fundamental part of the commodity supply chain which is undergoing significant developments. They are becoming increasingly digitised, integrated with the wider end-to-end supply chain and thus more efficient. Ultimately, they will pioneer new business models which may change port landscapes at local and national levels. This will potentially affect where ports […]

Smart Port Digitalization

The main two main issues marine logistics chains face today are a lack of connectivity between the different processes and lack of transparent information sharing throughout the supply chain. This is leading to a situation where a lot of time is wasted with redundant communication and non-optimized port calls. Today’s very competitive business environment and […]

Mitigating Ship Delay Impacts on Stacking Operations: A Data Analytics Solution

The confluence of the availability of incredible amounts of data, methodological developments, the explosion in computing power and storage capacity have given rise to the popularity of “data analytics” in many industries. Many companies are now aggressively inviting in data analytics tools to generate insights that can help them make well informed business decisions. The […]

Port Community Systems: Taking Ports to the Next Level

Not too long ago, the major focus for ports was on their physical infrastructure, as the World Economic Forum ranked ports on this basis. The equation was simple: good infrastructure equalled a guaranteed high ranking. However, today’s world demands digital connectivity and an optimal port ecosystem that combines physical assets with world-class information management. Henceforth, […]

Satellites for More Safety and Efficiency in Maritime Operations

Dr Meyer-Larsen, ISL, explores how satellite-based services can support the marine and maritime community. Increasing safety and efficiency and reducing the risk of operations is one of the core ambitions of carriers, ports and stakeholders in the maritime industry. In recent years, networks have developed and evaluated solutions to aid planning and vessel routing in […]

How the Chain will Change: Digital Standards in Maritime Infrastructure

Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure that has been specially designed for maritime actors. Research shows that 73% of the seafarers feel safer when […]

Developing a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain

The maritime industry is deeply rooted in the movement of physical goods, but this does not make it immune from digital disruption. Increasingly, operation technology (OT) is highly connected to information technology (IT). Modern ports and vessels have myriad systems performing many functions; tracking goods through loading and transit, navigation systems optimizing docking and shipping […]

Big Data = Big Challenges: A Solution Based Approach

Oliver Ruelle overviews how the growing amount of data and information being generated by the maritime sector can be managed intelligently by ports and terminals. By helping to grow international trade, containerships continue to show themselves to be an important part of the logistics chain for international value creation. As the number of container terminals along […]

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