The Turning Point for Smart Ports



Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum


Editor’s note: This paper examines the strategic values required by ports that aim to embrace and transition to emerging and existing digital tools in order to remain a vital node in the world of global commerce.

Turning profits by turning digital. This could be the mantra for tomorrow’s ports. Across the world, ports have engaged in numerous projects deemed to drive the industry to higher levels. The automation behind the loading and unloading of ships, as well as moving cargo and containers in, through and out of the ports, benefits from paperless customs clearance, traffic information to
drivers, connecting refrigerated containers to the internet, and securing gates and yards with cameras equipped with facial recognition capabilities…

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