SDP 2021: Ports must adapt business models to seize opportunities

SDP 2021: Ports must adapt business models to seize opportunities

Ports are increasingly seeing the need to transform their traditional business models and there has been an acceleration in the need for data sharing and collaboration across the supply chain. The maritime sector has undergone numerous changes in recent years and ports have had to change the way they work in order to be hubs […]

SDP 2021: Wireless technology critical to building dynamic port operations

SDP 2021: Wireless technology critical to building dynamic port operations

Wireless connectivity is becoming an increasingly important area for ports as they look to meet fluctuating demand. With the world’s vessel fleet getting larger, ports have had to adapt and make the way they handle cargo more flexible and dynamic as part of their wider supply chain strategy. Mobile networks such as 5G are being […]

Ships docking at container terminal for loading and unloading of cargo during the night in Singapore port.

SDP 2021: A port’s best digital asset is its people

It is fitting that in the final session of PTI’s Smart Digital Ports of the Future 2021 Conference, the discussion was not about smart digital ports themselves – but the people within them. Whether that be collaborating in innovation hubs; leading on becoming economic orchestrators; or building and developing data-sharing relationships, technology initiatives in port […]

SDP 2021: Measure, optimise terminal machinery to truly greenify ports

We have seen a wave of innovative carbon-reducing initiatives from ports and supply chain stakeholders in a bid for maritime to hit international net-zero goals. But optimisation of a port’s operations – through reduction of machine idle time, automatic switch-off, and remote-controlled equipment management – may be the key to becoming a truly green port. […]

SDP 2021: Small steps needed in digitalisation drive

Ports that aspire to digitalise and cut carbon emissions should start by upgrading small and specific areas of their operations instead of looking to transform everything all at once. Port digitalisation has become one of the leading buzz phrases in the maritime sector and there is an increasing understanding of how smart technologies can not […]