Author: Séverine De Ryck

Preparing the SPEED – Smart Port Ecosystem Manifesto. Ship’s ETA data for pilot optimisation: testimonials from the PLA.

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Port access from the waterside requires local knowledge and skills. Pilotage services are key to ensure a secure, but also reliable movement of big ships on narrow water corridors towards and from the ports. This type of service is offered all over the world, in European ports like Antwerp, Hamburg, London, but also worldwide from …

9 reasons to participate in the Lille Virtual Smart Ports Hackathon

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From Wednesday 14 October until 22 October, the Lille Virtual Smart Ports Hackathon takes place. We give you an insight in the 9 challenges that will be tackled during the hackathon, in cooperation with our port partners. Watch the videos and subscribe here to participate! 1) Portsmouth International Port  Challenge 1 : Air quality …

Preparing the Speed – Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto. Sustainability should not be forgotten when developing Smart Port Ecosystems

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Developments that address the sustainability aspect of port activity must be set high on the agenda of Smart Port Ecosystems. The approaches and technologies that include sustainability aspects at different European ports are detailed by José Manuel Pagés Sánchez, international Project Manager at AIVP, Association Internationale des Villes Portuaires (the worldwide network of port cities). …

Preparing the Speed – Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto: Building trust amongst Smart Port Ecosystem stakeholders: the role of a communication platform where incipient ideas and fears can be openly debated

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In our blog series announcing the Speed – Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto, we are interviewing stakeholders of ‘smart’ ports. This week, we talked with Cyril Chedot, Head of Land use planning Department at Port of Le Havre. The inquiries we had with port stakeholders show that new technological solutions implemented in Smart Port Ecosystems have …

After the SPEED Hackathon: Predictive Analytics of UK Ports Air Quality using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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The SPEED Smart Port Hackathon gave us some innovative solutions for problems in ports. In our previous post, you can read about the Berth Auctioning app developed by winning team ‘Big Berthas’. The other winning team ‘Ozone’ reports hereunder about their solution to improve air quality. A confession The Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (SPEED) …

After the SPEED hackathon: Berth Auctioning: a proof of concept app

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We reported earlier about the virtual SPEED Smart Port Hackathon that was organized in July. Team ‘Big Berthas’ , one of the winners of the Hackathon, gives you some more information about their Berth Auctioning app. Background The app was produced as an entry to the SPEED Smart Port Hackathon, which took place online over …

Preparing the Speed – Smart Port Ecosystem manifesto. Taking a bottom-up approach to develop a Smart Port Ecosystem

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Although the movement of vessels in ports might seem chaotic, 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, …