Traxens, a company that provides supply chain data services, has joined the European DataPorts project, an initiative aimed at creating a data platform for cognitive ports of the future.
DataPorts is an EU-funded, three-year project with a budget of $7.3 million (€6.7 million). It is coordinated by the Technological Institute of Informatics (ITI) in Spain.
It aims to create a secure data platform that shares information between ports and port agents.
It will take advantage of the huge amount of data generated around modern connected sea ports and the high level of digitization these ports have so far achieved.
Existing digital platforms and tools will be leveraged to establish an industrial data platform where data coming from different stakeholders and external sources can be combines and processed to achieve real value.
Santiago Caceres, DataPorts Coordinator at ITI, said there is a “clear gap in taking full advantage of digital data assets” despite ports’ mature state of digitalization.
“A secure and trustworthy platform, able to grant data sharing and trading, opens up many business opportunities,” Caceres said.
“Obviously, it also brings a number of challenges, but DataPorts was designed to provide the means and tools to overcome these, paving the way to creating new business models using its results.”
“Participating in the DataPorts project will give Traxens the opportunity to share data between port actors and demonstrate the effectiveness of its Smart Container technology,” said Dr Hanane Becha, Traxens Innovation & Standards senior manager.
“For that purpose, it is intended that a data market will be created in which all the transport chain companies participate, so that big data solutions can be created.
“These will improve the integration of data sources, making them easier to use, faster and much more reliable.”