Our supply chain is increasingly adopting modern technologies, connected devices, and the datarich, highly actionable business insights they enable. Even the largest and most challenging environments need the flexibility of wireless connectivity to connect those devices and leverage their data.
Our net-zero targets have been established and are a crucial part of our overall manifesto.
These targets encompass both net-zero goals and diversity and inclusion (DNI) targets. Implementing these targets presents certain challenges, particularly in the area of fleet and fleet management. Port operators, being large fleet operators themselves, are well aware of this challenge.
Margherita Bruno, Editor, Port Technology International, interviewing Alexandra Foster, Director – Division X, BT
It wasn’t long ago that a single shipping container required a new set of paper documents for every part of the supply chain it passed through. Perhaps every country, too. Put this into the context of a modern port terminal such as Antwerp Gateway in Belgium, which has an annual throughput of 2.8 million TEU, and you can start to picture the complexity and how time-consuming that would be on a global scale.
Que Tran, Regional Chief Information Officer and Head of IT for Europe, DP World
The maritime industry's operations and services depend on seamless connectivity. Vessels and offshore facilities require reliable means of communication to ensure smooth operations, crew welfare, and passenger services. However, traditional satellite connectivity can be costly, technology-dependent, and limited in terms of access and data usage.
Margherita Bruno, Editor, Port Technology International, in conversation with David McCanny, Director of Product, Telecom26
The pressure on ports – and all links in the supply chain – is possibly higher than it’s ever been. As a mixed-use port handling a huge volume of commercial, industrial and passenger traffic, the UK’s Port of Southampton faced these challenges. Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) knew its current ways of working and its use of public 4G connectivity wouldn’t help it overcome future challenges.
Jürgen Brömmer, Business Development Partner, Verizon Business
Ports worldwide have shown great interest in the concept of a digital twin, and how implementing a digital twin could help increase efficiencies and port productivity. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that digital twins are currently entering the “trough of disillusionment” of the Gartner Hype Cycle, which should make everyone cautious about various vendor claims concerning their single digital twin product.
Terry Bills, Transportation Industry Director, Esri
Jack Donnelly, Editor, Port Technology International, featuring interviews with Marco Neelsen, CEO, Joe Schofield, COO, and Nilesh Timbadia, Head of Information Technology Division, Port of Tanjung Pelepas