Ports have an influx of vessels importing and exporting vast amounts of cargo, 24 hours a day, every day, year-round. Across the globe, port operators not only have to monitor the constant activity of ships that are arriving, departing and navigating to their next destination but they must also keep track of their staff, vehicles, containers, and cargo across their large, complex sites.
For ports to prosper, they need to be smarter; they need to utilize technologies within the context of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), blockchain solutions and big data to make sure they are not left behind in an ever-increasingly connected age. They must look at mobile communication technologies that allow them to keep up with the demand and continue to thrive in a relentless, and breathless industry.
Don’t get stuck in the dark ages
A port’s assets must be well maintained and protected. Port operators need to ensure all areas of their business continue to operate at high efficiency and that their security is fortified to ward off any potential threats.