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 …

Smart Shipping Hackathon 26-27 November

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After yet another successful Speed hackathon last week, new challenges for hackers are already waiting around the corner! On 26 and 27 November De Vlaamse Waterweg nv will organize a large scale #SmartShipping #Hackathon in cooperation with EY and Antwerp Management School. During these 2 days, specialists from different disciplines will work together to solve one central problem, in this case automation …

Lille Virtual Smart Ports Hackathon 14/10 – 22/10 – Join us to find smart solutions!

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We invite app developers, tech startups, students, hackers, gamers, and everyone who wants to feel the thrill of developing a tech solution to a real life port challenge. The challenges will be sent to the participants before the start of this Hackathon. Can’t wait? Great, we’d love to see you online and we look forward …

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). …

Event: Belgium Ports & Industry Day IV – 6 October 2020

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The Belgium Ports & Industry Day IV is a free online seminar hosted by the British Embassy in Brussels. Please RSVP to Embassy.Event@fco.gov.uk if you would like to attend. A calendar invitation and email containing a Teams Live Event link for this webinar will be sent to registered participants on 5 October. Indicative agenda 09:00  Welcome, …

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 …

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 …