SMART PORT MANIFESTO Webinar and panel debate – 18 March 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET

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Join the next webinar on the topic of Smart Port characteristics. Get acquainted with the Smart Port Manifesto and learn from the experience of European thought leaders. Ports need to become smarter! There is a way to reach win-win-wins by collaborating and joining forces. The Smart Port Manifesto aims to stimulate collective action to avoid …

C-MAT guest lecture Cees-Willem Koorneef (PortXL) – Accelerate Innovation – 21 January 2021

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In this lecture ‘Accelerate Innovation with Start-Ups’ Cees-Willem Koorneef will share his experiences on how Port Ecosystems can be challenged and speeded-up through innovation and transformed into Smart Ports.Insights from World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator PortXL and the Interreg 2 Seas project SPEED will be given in an interactive session. Participants to this lecture …

Webinar: “From digital twin to business value for big and small ports: Lessons from Port of Antwerp and Dublin port” – 27th January 2021

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Data visualization tools and digital twins can be great assets for ports looking to optimize their business, to get a grasp at pollution in their port, or even to find security solutions. In this webinar Piet Opstaele, innovation manager at Port of Antwerp, will testify about the applications of APICA, their 3D dynamic digital twin …

Webinar: Air Quality – 28th January 2021

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Learn all about the Air Quality Application, a successful result that was initially developed through the SPEED project. Collaborative work between Portsmouth and Portland ports have resulted in the development of a new application that will be completed by UK based B4T Group. Alex Barter, Managing Director of B4T Thingmongers will enlighten us all on …

The Smart Port Manifesto

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Why ports need to become smarter: Port business-as-usual is under pressure? 1. Conservative management recipes destroy economic value 2. No license to operate without sustainability 3. Locked-in silos that are unable to innovate Rather than fully integrated in global supply chains, ports are “pockets of capacity that have been optimized in silos” (E. Verstraelen). The …

4 Smart port applications of the future – Conference takeaways

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The online Data Science and IoT for Port Logistics Conference gathered speakers and participants from all over the world. We are all interested in innovation, but what are actually the applications of the smart ports that we can expect in the future? We present you 4 innovative ideas that were presented during the conference. 1) …

Part 2: Back to the future – Conference takeaways

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The online Data Science and IoT for Port Logistics Conference gathered speakers and participants from all over the world. We are all interested in innovation, but what are actually the applications for smart ports that we can expect in the future? You can find the 4 first innovations in this blogpost. We now present you …

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 https://youtu.be/Mq3pH_KG_ps  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 …