Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) is the world’s largest bulk export port authority, responsible for the ports of Ashburton, Dampier, Port Hedland and Varanus Island. The already large remit is set to expand in the future as four Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 ports are transferred, and five greenfield ports in the region are developed.
The intermodal industry is constantly on the lookout for new solutions to make operations more sustainable.
For terminal operators, it is vital to reach their sustainability goals and at the same time improve their performance and cost-efficiency. With new approaches, a fully electric power supply for container handling equipment can be achieved, also in exceptional cases where it was not possible before.
Nine of the top 10 ocean carriers’ recent commitment to a fully standardised, electronic bill of lading (eBL) by 2030 is a significant step towards fully digitalising container shipping processes. Digitalisation is important for many reasons, not least because it builds resilience into global trade’s complex supply chains. It enables more accurate and timely information to be rapidly and seamlessly exchanged so that all stakeholders can have true visibility into the whereabouts of goods as they make their way across supply chains.
Niels Nuyens, Digital Trade Program Director, DCSA