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Expanding Perspectives: From Port Focus to Supply Chain Focus

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Author(s): Kuenz

Supply chains are more global than ever today, and their performances will be enhanced by improving integration, intelligent processes, digitalization and automation.

The traditional role of a gateway port includes the ship load/discharge operations serving the shipping lines and the place where customs operations are performed. Terminal yard turns into a temporary warehouse with long cargo dwelling time because rail connectivity is not always available and catchment area is limited to nearby markets.

Similarly, the traditional role of inland terminals is that of changing the modality from rail/truck focused to rail load/discharge operations, as well as that of having modest availability of value added services and serving the local market. Both have modest integration with the cargo supply chain. Container transport…


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PTI Edition 78 • Digital & Print
The modern port has to think beyond its immediate sphere in order to countenance the supply chain of the future, and this edition has a bumper Intelligent Supply Chain section so terminal executives can gain key insight into the wider supply chain