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Author(s): Richard Willis, Port Operations Technical Director, Royal HaskoningDHV, Liverpool, UK; Eslie Vrolijk, Port Planner, Royal HaskoningDHV, London, UK

Leading consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV explore the importance of smart planning for emerging port projects.

The topic of smart ports has become more prominent in recent years, as part of the expanding feasibility and applicability of Industry 4.0 themes – automation, data analysis, device connectivity, portable working – within traditionally conservative port operations.

Before we discuss what these themes mean for master planning, it is important to consider the overall business rationale of why a port should become ‘smarter’, as this is vital for the strategic design phase.

In essence, a smart port is designed, built and managed to use less space and resources while reducing the environmental impact of operations.
 


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Smart Ports

PTI Edition 86 • Digital Only
In this Smart Ports issue, our authors examine the most important trends and developments across the industry, from the growth of “digital maturity” models to smart master planning



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