New Paper: Deloitte on IoT & 5G AI in Ports


Deloitte has written a paper for PTI’s smart exponential technologies-themed e-Journal – Edition 83 – focusing on the various types of use cases of IoT, AI and 5G and what ports and terminals have to do in order to increase operational efficiencies and prevent cyber attacks.  

In the paper co-authors Tim Paridaens, Thomas Uttendaele and Indra Vonck look at the transformative effect IoT, 5G and AI are having on ports and terminals, as well as how they can prosper beyond 2020, after which most organizations plan to roll out 5G.


Read the technical paper: 'IoT and 5G Potentialities in Ports and Terminals'


To that end, they highlight three examples where IoT and related technologies have, and continue to, make a seismic impact on port operations: the connected infrastructure, the connected port ecosystem and the connected human, all of which look to increase collaboration and operational efficiencies.

Such is the rapid growth and standardization of these technologies in the transport and logistics (T/L) sector, the co-authors speculate that organizations may need to be ‘AI-fuelled’ in the future in order to survive.

Further still, they go on to suggest that it may become ‘rare’ to find an organization that doesn’t make some use of IoT and AI’s disruptive potential.   


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As well as helping ports monetize the mountains of data and connect assets and workers, the paper says AI can also assist in stopping potentially devastating cyber attacks, which it describes as “one of the biggest challenges of the digital age.”

With 70 billion connected devices set to be in operation by 2020, there are 70 billion potential windows of opportunities for hackers, and AI can cut the risk of an attack on an organization through a multitude of preventative measures, including ‘threat hunting’.

To gain more insights into the transformative potential of AI, 5G and IoT in the maritime sector download Edition 83 of Port Technology’s journal today.

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