If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the logistics industry one lesson, it is of the importance of a strong and secure supply chain. During the pandemic we have had not just COVID-19 shocks to our supply chain, but the Suez Canal disaster, throttles of inland capacity, and more recently labour shortages and strikes have all threatened the flows of cargo globally.
With that in mind, Port Technology International is delighted to assemble some of the brightest minds in industry for this PTI 123 ‘Today’s Supply Chain’ journal!
We welcome submissions from logistics experts for their birds-eye view take on supply chains currently. Stakeholders from Curtin University; Sea-Intelligence; and the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) provide their perspectives as to ongoing challenges facing logistics networks currently.
On digitalisation, the International Port Community System Association (IPCSA) has outlined its latest work in moving goods from Ukraine and new developments from partner MGI, Associated British Ports (ABP) has submitted a new pilot master project as part of its digitalisation drive – and Telefónica, in collaboration with the Port of Huelva, walks readers through the building of the first Port FIWARE Innovation Node.
Considering the capacity on US logistics networks currently, Canadian ports stand to benefit from greater throughputs of cargo from shippers moving away from choked-up US coastal ports. With this, we welcome Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Transport, to this edition to discuss the national government’s aims with its ports industry.
Finally, AD Ports give the latest on their digitalisation projects: from autonomous operations to automated rail gantry cranes, the operator details its heavy investment in terminal technologies.