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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …