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Author(s): Mikael Lind, Niels-Björn Andersen, Robert Ward, Richard T. Watson, Michael Bergmann and Trond Andersen, RISE Viktoria

While recent political events including a potential Trade War prompted by the US President have focussed attention on customs and tariffs, a report to the World Economic Forum concluded that, ‘there are far more significant
impediments to trade than tariffs’. The report indicated that ‘reducing supply trade barriers could increase world GDP over six times more than removing all tariffs’. A significant impediment to a more effective maritime transportation supply chain is the lack of relevant and up-to-date information for the effective planning and execution of all the activities involved in port calls…

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Smart Ports & Supply Chains

PTI Edition 79 • Digital & Print
The supply chain is altering to fit a smarter future; technologies once perceived as threats are quickly becoming opportunities. This edition explores beyond the port to inform its readership about the incoming changes that will evolve ports into 'smart' nodes.

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