While there are challenges for ports and terminals trying to implement automated solutions, Dr. Yvo Saanen, Owner of TBA Group, believes this trend will continue to grow in 2019.
In the second instalment of a four-part series, Saanen discussed the potential risks of retrofitting automated technologies to existing facilities, such as added costs and disruption to operations.
Yvo Saanen, Pascal Bierhuizen and Arjen de Waal, TBA, explore high-definition simulation in a recent Port Technology technical paper
The smart technology specialist also asserted the need for strict preparation and awareness when approaching automation, the process as intricate as “open-heart surgery” for the maritime sector.
Previously in this interview series, Saanen focused on which emerging trends we will see at ports and terminals during the next year.