SDP 2021: Regulatory overhaul needed to ensure blockchain implementation

An overhaul of regulatory framework and more collaboration is needed to increase the use of blockchain in the maritime sector and global supply chain, even if there is evidence of more stakeholders seeing the benefits the technology has to offer. Blockchain has become one of the most popular smart technologies for ports because of its […]

SDP 2021: Taking ownership on digital port collaboration

The port and maritime industry is bursting with varying stakeholders and actors, all with their own interests and investments that they rightly aim to protect and prosper with. But the industry needs ownership: it needs stakeholders to be bold, to be brave, and to reach out to transform a historically slow-moving sector into one that […]

SDP 2021: Suez Canal crisis emphasises importance of AI and data science in ports

The blocking of the Suez Canal has emphasised the importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in maritime operations and combined with the COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for the sector to upgrade infrastructure. That was one of the prevailing views expressed during the C-Level Panel session on Day 2 of Smart Digital Ports […]

SDP 2021: Trelleborg to discuss the utilisation of digitisation for a more sustainable port

As a platinum sponsor of Port Technology’s virtual Smart Digital Ports of the Future 2021 Conference, held March 29 to April 1, Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation’s Managing Director for Denmark, Tommy Guldhammer Mikkelsen, will discuss the importance of digitalisation to drive a more efficient, safe, sustainable and connected port of the future at the […]

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SDP 2021: Leveraging maritime data? Build your culture on the end user

Whether it is designing a digital gateway system, building a visualised data platform for operations, or using drone technologies for vessels, digitalise your port with the user front-and-centre. Taking a cultural user experience (UX) approach to every digitalisation investment and initiative was the resounding message of the Interpreting the Data from your Smart Technologies to […]