Industry Sectors - Automation and Optimisation


IBM Begins Introducing AI-Enabled Scanner for Global Trade

 25 May 2018

IBM Research is introducing an AI-enabled scanner, the IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, which will use blockchain to check the origin and authenticity of products

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping, Supply Chain


Autonomous Yara Birkeland Ship Project Chooses Kalmar

 24 May 2018

The world's first autonomous and electric container vessel, Yara Birkeland, will use a fully digitalized container handling system from Kalmar to complete the Kongsberg project

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Shipping


Are TOS Systems Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes...

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Port & Maritime Training


Whitepaper: Automation Fails, but can Win Big

  Edition Online

Daniel Reiss, President of Automated Terminal Systems, and Dr Joseph H. Discenza have composed a joint whitepaper exploring how automation “does not deliver on its promises” yet, if it follows the correct...

  Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling


The Intelligent Supply Chain: From Vision to Reality

  Linking the Supply Chain

Dr Leonard Heilig and Prof Stefan Voß have provided a paper on building our vision for the intelligent supply chain, outlining how we need to think about interconnectivity, blockchain, collaboration, resiliency...

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance



Ports for Tomorrow: Smart Links in Supply Chains

  Linking the Supply Chain

This paper forms the latest iteration of Wolfgang Lehmacher's work for Port Technology. While his last two papers focussed predominantly on blockchain and its potential impact on the global supply chain,...

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Supply Chain


IMO Begins Validating Autonomous Ship Operations

 25 May 2018

The International Maritime Organization has started exploring how autonomous ships could operate safely, securely and in an environmentally friendly way

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping, Supply Chain, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Port of Amsterdam Launches Digital Business Guide

 25 May 2018

The port of Amsterdam has launched a new digital business guide increasing the online visibility of all businesses and terminals operating at the port.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance


Blockchain Insurance Platform Piloted by Maersk Launches

 25 May 2018

The world’s first blockchain powered platform for marine insurance has been launched for commercial use

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain


Blockchain Startup Hit with Cease-and-Desist Order

 25 May 2018

Blockchain startup ShipChain has been issued a cease-and-desist order from South Carolina’s Office of the Attorney General

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain