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Insights from the world of port logistics

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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Visualization of terminal processes and operations: just a digital playground or a must in a digitalized logistical environment?

Terminal operators face pressures from global carriers and economic uncertainty. How will terminals adapt short-term and beyond? If growth resumes, do we need new or enhanced terminals? Amid recession risks, how can we boost efficiency? Ongoing negotiations strain revenues, emphasizing cost concerns.

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PORT DIGITIZATION
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Improving the planning and performance of transportation chains with sea port data – insights into the “LAVIS” mFund project

This article introduces the “LAVIS” project, aiming to forecast sea port cargo availability. Managed by ISL and AKQUINET, the short-term study is supported by Germany's mFund. LAVIS aims to improve cargo prediction at terminals, optimizing loading and transport. The project explores prediction methods and needed data.

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INTEGRATION FOR PORTS AND TERMINALS
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The Most Important Elements of a Cybersecurity Strategy

This article summarizes Ralf Kempf's presentation from the “Cybersecurity for Maritime Infrastructures” event. Cyberattacks today can inflict substantial financial damage, often stemming from seemingly genuine emails. Despite investing in physical security, companies often neglect email vulnerabilities. Enhancing IT security doesn't require complex measures.

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Container Safety
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Smart Digital Ports (#SDP) of the Future – Review and takeaway

Last week’s #SDP conference in Rotterdam has been packed with loads of content into two days with quite some takeaway for the more than 250 visitors. As a kick-off for the conference Port of Rotterdam presented their way forward and how they are one of the leading ports when it comes to digitization and smart port approaches.

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PORT EVENTS
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Cyberattacks cause millions in damage to ports

When it comes to safety and security in maritime logistics, cybersecurity is the central focus. Incidents like the NotPetya attack on Maersk are impressive signs that we can’t let our guard down. To the contrary: sustained efforts will be needed to defend against cyberattacks. In a current position paper, the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) in Bremen tackles this subject and describes the measures needed to mitigate the risks from cyberspace.

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Container Safety
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Data handling is key to cargo handling – The Port of Today

14th SPC evening event focusing on digitalization – September 12, 2019 The latest software tools are essential to managing the flows of goods at sea ports and hinterland hubs – that was the general agreement among the speakers and 60 trade visitors at the evening event on September 12, “The Port of Today”, organized by […]

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PORT EVENTS

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