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In this rapidly evolving port and terminal industry, where growth is driven by efficient resource utilization rather than expansion, smart information technologies tailored to terminal needs play a crucial role. This blog aims to explore topics such as efficient resource utilization, smart information technologies, and optimization strategies. Join us as we delve into these key aspects and share our expertise and insights.

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Norbert Klettner, Managing Director akquinet port consulting & Vice-President of TIC 4.0 at Transport Event in Istanbul

TIC4.0 at transport events – Black & Caspian Sea 2023 Port & Shipping

In early July the Transport Event ran an interesting event in Istanbul focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the Black and Caspian Sea area. It received big support from the local ports and logistics community and attracted many international companies. Main supporters have been TRÜKLIM, Yilport Holding, Marport Terminal and DP World.

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PORT EVENTS
Rain clouds in the sky. Container terminal. Blue cranes. Container ship reflected in large puddle. Container stack on the left.

Under Power: Electrification trend reaches terminal

Considering climate needs, terminal operators are exploring electrification. We see a surge in client requests for energy planning solutions for container terminals. Both new and existing terminals with diesel gear face challenges. This article delves into electrification tasks and how simulation tools can address them.

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INTEGRATION FOR PORTS AND TERMINALS
View of the container terminal from the water in bright good weather.

Hamburg's Unikai Terminal digitalises the receiving and storage of goods

The O’Swaldkai terminal in Hamburg is managed by UNIKAI Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft, overseeing modern RoRo, ConRo ships, and diverse cargo. The AKIDU project, partnered with Unikai, AKQUINET, and HITeC, is targeting enhanced goods and vehicle handling to boost terminal competitiveness. Funded by BMDV with 1.24 million euros, we discuss insights with Stefan Henke, AKQUINET's project manager for AKIDU.

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PORT DIGITIZATION
Oliver Jelsch and Horst-Dieter Kassel at the CHESSCON Conference 2022 in their office in Bremerhaven. In the background a banner of CHESSCON and AKQUINET. Both sit in front of the computer and smile at the conference guests.

Recap CHESSCON Conference – November 2022

The annual CHESSCON Conference invites professionals from our industry. We share visions and ideas inspired by customers and partners. On November 17, 2022, participants enjoyed an exchange on opportunities and technologies for the container terminal industry. Thanks to the speakers for their presentations. For those who missed it, we offer the presentations:

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PORT EVENTS
Screenshot of CHESSCON Life View. Digital replica of a container terminal.

With TIC4.0, the Digital Twin comes to life

A digital twin is being developed at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg. The IHATEC-project, TwinSim, aims to develop this for process optimization at the terminal. It visualizes real-time data, especially from straddle carriers, and uses IIoT technologies for potential optimizations. We spoke to Michael Kugler at AKQUINET about the project's status and the role of the TIC4.0 standard.

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INSIGHTS FROM PORT LOGISTICS
Yellow cranes and terminal tractors. On the left, containers. On the right, a container ship.

CEO interview series “wetalkTIC”

First interview with CEO Cargotec Mr Mika Vehviläinen and Prof. Dr. Holger Schütt, Managing Director akquinet port consulting By Norbert Klettner, Managing Director akquinet port consulting & Vice–President of TIC 4.0.

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INSIGHTS FROM PORT LOGISTICS

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