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 …

British Ports Association to conduct major review of port transport and infrastructure connectivity

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Speed project partner WSX has announced the news of a timely major review of UK port connectivity by British Ports Association. This work will highlight to government and local authorities where post-Coronavirus investment in infrastructure can be concentrated in order to maximise economic growth and speed up the recovery. This will look at infrastructure outside …

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 …

Market Orientation To Balance Technical Expertise

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The SPEED project’s diagnostic tool As part of the larger ecosystem being developed in the Interreg SPEED project in order to bridge the gap between the Data Science & IoT-market and the Western-European harbor-market, the project is also interested in supporting smart-port application entrepreneurs in their successful growth and development. We are specifically aiming to …

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, …

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 …