Taking a bottom-up approach to develop a Smart Port Ecosystem

Although the movement of vessels in ports might seem chaotic, yet more and more of these vessel movements and navigation decisions are not taken ad-hoc, on an individual basis nor on board of ships sailing through. The traffic of vessels in ports requires more coordination than what one can see at a first sight.

Which critical aspects should a Smart Port Ecosystem embrace?

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In the preparation of the Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto, which determines the critical aspects that a Smart Port Ecosystem should embrace, we talked to representatives of Ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre, Antwerp and London. It is very interesting to see that, by taking a look at the most developed ports of North-West Europe, similar …

Virtual Hackathon brings community together to develop solutions for ports

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Bournemouth University [BU] in collaboration with BCP Council, Barclays Eagle Labs Bournemouth and Jheronimus Academy of Data Science [JADS] recently joined forces to run a successful (virtual) ‘Smart Ports’ Hackathon aimed at finding solutions to 3 challenges set by Portsmouth, Poole and Portland Ports.. Over a period of 4 days, the Hackathon which was facilitated …

Making port challenges visible – Webinar on 2 July

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Over the past five years, we witnessed a change to the maritime industry: tech start-ups have burst onto the scene. By collaborating with large companies in the port sector, these young entrepreneurs are coming up with innovations that improve efficiency, increase safety and help protect the environment. As the World’s first Port & Maritime Accelerator, …

Port and shipping industry partners recognize the urgency to SPEED up the digitalization process in ports after Covid19 by means of an official call to action

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Last week, the port and shipping industry partners launched an urgent call to action to SPEED up digitalization in the ports in the post-Covid19 ‘new normal’. The full text of the ‘call to action’ can be found here. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the heterogeneous way of working in ports worldwide should be harmonized …

Manuport Logistics and Van Moer on board with blockchain application MSC

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Manuport Logistics and Van Moer switch to MSC Belgium‘s new Secure Container Release application. The shipping company took the lead in the security of the container traffic based on blockchain technology in the port of Antwerp. Ten years ago, MSC Belgium was the first to replace the paper ‘tracking’ with a PIN code. Since March …