Ports must look to digitalise their operations to make their environments safer, more efficient and sustainable, and remain relevant to the global supply chain in the future

SDP 2021: Ports should measure themselves by digital impact

Ports must look to digitalise their operations and make their environments safer, more efficient and sustainable if they are to remain relevant to the global supply chain in the future. Ports should welcome disruption and seek out collaboration with other hubs and technology providers, said Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority, who delivered the […]

SDP 2021: Final call for the top digital event in the calendar

Smart Digital Ports of the Future 2021 (SDP 2021) takes place online from 29th March to 1st April. Free to attend for ports and terminals, you can still register at www.sdp.events. Through the Smart Digital Ports of the Future event, we will examine the latest technologies being deployed, debate on new trends, and ensure ports […]

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SDP 2021: Digital tools and collaboration the way forward for the Port of Singapore

The Port of Singapore is will launch an Electronic Bill of Lading (E-B/L) as part of plans to expand its role as a major port hub and leading international maritime centre, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The maritime industry has come under severe pressure since the beginning of the pandemic […]

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SDP 2021: Working in unison with The PIER at the Port of Halifax

When the board of the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) chose Captain Allan Gray as its new president and CEO in November 2019, his first goal was to collaborate in the community. The Port of Halifax is a multi-faceted port processing over 540,000 TEU (2019) in container cargo, with strong transport links to Central Canadian and […]

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SDP 2021: MARIN buoyant on autonomous and simulation technologies

Despite the pandemic, shipping and port stakeholders are continuing to invest in emerging autonomous, decarbonised and simulated technologies. Observers in the industry were concerned that COVID-19 would scale back public and private investment in emerging technologies. But the industry is instead seeing the opposite, with investment in zero-emission maritime, autonomous vessel management, and digitalisation of […]