The Port of Tyne has announced it will become the first UK port to join the Connected Ports Partnership a collaboration between several major operators and ports, including Rotterdam, Los Angeles and Hamburg.
In a statement, the Port of Tyne said its inclusion in the Connected Ports Partnership was welcomed by the UK’s new maritime minister Kelly Tolhurst MP.
Through the Connected Ports Partnership, the Port of Tyne will have access to a shared logistics system, through which the participants will pool data and resources.
The initiative is designed to increase efficiencies and cut costs in the world’s busiest ports and trade lanes, as well as reduce emissions.
Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne’s CEO, said: “We are excited to join this innovative, world-leading and collaborative initiative.
“We look forward to learning from each other and being the first in the UK to work towards co-creating a global hub of connected ports by extending important maritime developments such as data standardisation.”
The first step in joining the Connected Ports Partnership will see the Port of Tyne advance the seamless trade in sharing data by adopting shared technology to co-develop a mutual platform for monitoring shipping and environmental data.