The International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH) has published an innovation roadmap highlighting its efforts to integrate innovation into port businesses.
The mindset shift towards innovation offers 10 recommendations in the executive summary to all port leadership teams on how to integrate innovation in practice.
“We have designed this short, non-technical guide which explains the positive role innovation can play in organisations, with practical examples from ports who have already commenced their own innovation journeys,” said Gadi Benmoshe, who led the team of authors as Chair of the Innovation Group.
The team at IAPH will now showcase the white paper’s content to the wider ports community at upcoming events, such as at the in-person Valencia Digital Summit as well as the Smart Port – Piers of the Future event in Barcelona.
“Raising awareness, avoiding misconceptions, standardising and promoting best practices as to how port communities can apply emerging technologies has been part of our original industry call to action to digitalise back in June 2020 during the pandemic,” added Pascal Ollivier, who oversees the innovation activities as Chair of the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee.
“Succeeding in putting a smart idea into practice not only accelerates digitalisation. More importantly, it can shift port executives’ mindsets towards innovation.
“This is the theme of the whitepaper Gadi and his Innovation Group team members have put together, as a first step in a series of actions to support innovation in ports.”