INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik.
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’.
This paper assesses the influence of wave drift forces for the design of navigable areas in ports or harbours subject to high swell waves in terms of resources required for the manoeuvres, as well as in the area occupied by the vessels during the transit in approach channels.
This paper details why achieving port-wide autonomy requires capabilities that are beyond Wi-Fi and LTE’s reach, and what operators really need in a wireless infrastructure to effectively enable autonomous operations port-wide.
Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.