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Smart Ports: beyond business as usual

Digital transformation is affecting every aspect of our lives. Inside our homes, different household appliances are becoming smart objects, our cities are becoming smart cities and industries and businesses in general are moving rapidly towards what is known as the fourth industrial revolution.

Although maritime transport has not traditionally been a pioneering sector in the adoption of new technologies, on this occasion it is not alien to this global reality.

In fact, logistics companies, especially the large shipping companies, terminal operators and logistics operators, are trying to reinvent their roles within the logistics chain, migrating towards other schemes where they are no longer exclusively logistics service providers but are becoming technology companies offering logistics services.

Author(s): Alexandre Sánchez, Project Manager, Fundación Valenciaport

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