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Smart Solutions for Smart Port

PTI Edition 113 •

This edition of the journal sees some of PTI’s partners discuss the most important issues facing ports and terminals today as well as a recap of some of the most interesting points made during PTI’s latest event, GreenTech for Ports and Terminals 2021.

Eco-efficiency continues to be a key driver for many of today’s equipment investments, and two experts from Kalmar discuss what practical steps can be taken towards eco-efficient container handling. As battery technology advances and many ports and terminals look towards electrification, one factor to keep in
mind is how to make the investments make financial sense.

Meanwhile, Trelleborg also presents how it is “serious about sustainability” with Richard Hepworth, Business Unit President, Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, noting that there is still progress to be made to achieve sustainability goals. He writes about a recent report from the company that explores how the central element to long-term value creation and reputation is now sustainability.

Key to the supply chain today is situational awareness – and Awake.AI, which provides a solution that provides ports with a comprehensive dashboard of daily processes daily processes, discusses how to ensure this is being achieved during operations. The company notes that there is of course increasing demand
for solutions that provide this imperative situational awareness, as demand for containerised goods continues to increase and adds to existing challenges being faced by ports.

Meanwhile, Kuenz focuses on data to drive the effectiveness of port and terminal equipment. Discussing the Kuenz Information System, the company outlines the benefits of the Internet of Things and how increased automation is adding an additional layer of technical complexity to operations.

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