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 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator, …

Smart port disruptors: the talent paradox

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As in many industries, in port logistics Covid 19 provides a burning platform that reinforces digital trends that were already smoldering. In an industry that is not particularly known for its openness to innovation and change, it’s even a welcome deus ex machina. Ports can no longer stay behind, now that supply chains all over …

Join SHAKEUP on June 25th to connect with port innovators

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Connect with the best maritime and innovation minds from the region and beyond! Attend 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐔𝐏, the 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 of PortXL, on 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟓𝐭𝐡 from 𝟏𝟔𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟖𝐡 𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐓.  Why attend? Because in these times of disruption you will meet the 2020 Rotterdam cohort of start-ups and scale-ups that are ahead of the curve. Their groundbreaking …

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 …

Coronavirus webinars

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IAPH, the International Association of Ports and Harbors is announcing a series of free webinars focused on the interconnected topics of adapting business models, improving ship-shore relations, and driving data sharing.   The series will see expert panelists including Kitack Lim, (IMO Secretary General), Gene Seroka (Executive Director Port of Los Angeles) and Noura Al Dhaheri (CEO MAQTA Gateway / Abu …

Getting Smart Port ideas into production

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So far, many developers and ports have worked together with us on creating the Smart Port of the future. We are very grateful for that. Either through stakeholder meetings, hackathons or other events we had the opportunity to discuss and develop many cool ideas. Unfortunately we had to postpone all live meetings due to #COVID19. …

#COVID19 notification

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Due to governmental restrictions in a large part of our Interreg project region, all events, hackathons and live meetings have been postponed until further notice. New dates will be posted as soon as the situation has improved. The project team is working from home and can be reached by email. Take good care!

High-tech Entrepreneurial Growth: Learn, Adapt, and Succeed

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The Interreg SPEED project is aimed at bridging the gap between the Data Science & IoT- market and the Western-European port market. The project’s research team is currently working on a diagnostic toolkit for supporting high-tech smart port focused entrepreneurs in their professionalization track. As the founder and CEO of Dorset Creative, Nathan Revill has …

Be aware of your limitations and you will have none

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Joke Dehond, entrepreneur turned Growth Engineer Consultant for Scale-ups at Sirris, shared some key pointers when it comes to professionalizing your company into the firm you want it to grow into. Sirris is a non-profit organization offering a multitude of experiences and expertise for a range of high-tech industries. By helping small and large players …