New Paper: Rotterdam’s ‘Smartest Port’ Goal
PTI is proud to exclusively release a paper from the Port of Rotterdam on its present operations that are aiding its aim to become the smartest port in the world.
The paper is written by Vincent Campfens, Business Consultant with the Port of Rotterdam.
Campfens explains: “Being a smart port is much more than merely introducing awesome new technology into a port to make it safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
“It is about looking further ahead in time, making strategic choices to ensure that the port still exists in the future, whilst responding to changes in climate, politics, technology, industries and cargo flows.
“One of our recent strategic choices is a targeted commitment to digital innovation. This will allow us to take optimal advantage of new technologies presented by digitisation: advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain transactions and hyper-precise data, to name a few.
“We believe that the ability to utilise these new digital technologies is one of the decisive factors for the future of ports around the world.”
The paper will be released in print in Edition 80: Ports of the Future that is set to be released in late November/early December.
The edition features technical papers from the world’s leading smart ports, including the aforementioned Rotterdam, Singapore, Long Beach, Hamburg, and Algeciras.
The Port of Rotterdam recently played a central role at the Port Technology Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies (SPSCT) Conference held in Rotterdam on October 2-3, 2018.
The event covered optimum smart port practices and attracted extremely positive feedback on the level of debate and the bringing together of key decision makers in the supply chain and smart ports arena.