As ports and other supply chain players move from theory to practice in their distributed ledger and blockchain deployments, one of the first decisions that arises is how the blockchain should be structured.
Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, World Economic Forum, USA; Sumedha Deshmukh, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, USA
Since the EU referendum, there has been a growing interest in the reintroduction of free zones in the United Kingdom. Those advocating free zones believe that they will help to boost British trade after Brexit and promote economic growth.
Dr Ilona Serwicka and Dr Peter Holmes, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex, UK
Operators of vessel traffic service (VTS) systems are increasingly finding they have the ability to predict challenging traffic situations. This is made possible when ships share their voyage plans with a VTS centre via common digital infrastructure
that has been specially designed for maritime actors.
Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer, STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration, Sweden
As global trade increases at an exponential rate, ports are in turn thriving. However, some aspects of ports are stuck in the past, with most container ports still operating gigantic container yards manually.
Chris Mason, Director of Business Development, EMEA Market, at Rajant Corporation
The concept of port-centric logistics isn’t new and many will say it has been around almost as long as ports themselves. Today, it is an integral part of supply chain management and in the UK PD Ports has been one of the leading port operators to
embrace and develop the concept.
Geoff Lippitt, Business Development Director, PD Ports, Middlesbrough, UK