Building Port 4.0 with LTE/5G private wireless



Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, Head of Maritime & Supply Chain Logistics Verticals, Nokia


Ports have been put on the front page of national newspapers as supply chain concerns have roiled global markets and disrupted the normal operations of many businesses.

Hundreds of ships lining up to unload containers has become a familiar site from Shanghai to Rotterdam. Staff shortages during pandemic lockdowns, a lack of containers and fast-rising freight costs all spell trouble for smooth port operations, putting a renewed emphasis on port efficiency, digitalisation, and automation.

One of the technologies playing an important role in port transformation is industrial-grade private wireless based on LTE and 5G, providing pervasive connectivity for the fully digital port.

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