PTI Presents Smart Port 2038


In October 2018 Port Technology International published the first installment of ‘2038: A Smart Port Story’, the sci-fi novella from Dr Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier of INFORM.

It was published ahead of the inaugural Smart Port and Supply Chain Technologies conference, where it was unveiled.

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It has since been followed by ‘2038: A Smart Port Story Part 2’ at the Container Terminal Automation Conference (CTAC) in 2019. The trilogy will be concluded with Part 3 at the Smart Digital Ports of the Future conference, where Savelsberg and Wittemeier will present it.

Ahead of 2038’s finale, Port Technology is republishing the digital version of both Part 1 and Part 2 this week, with Part 1 avaliable in the link below.

Download ‘2038: A Smart Port Story’ Part 1

2038 envisions new ports taking the mantle of transhipment global giants due to new Arctic routes, AI bots managing whole terminals, and political and social skirmishes building in the backdrop of increased robotization – all in the winding narrative surrounding a fatality within a terminal.

The ‘anti-techs’, a seditious group with a hostile attitude toward technology, blame the AI bots, while the terminal search through their data to find out why, and how, a human even made his way onto terminal grounds which are now strictly reserved for bots only.

Has the security system been breached? Was it an inside job? Was it the bots? These are the questions the protagonist of the piece, INTERPOL official ‘Douglas’, must find answers to.

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