Could blockchain technology be an effective approach to protecting systems?
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.
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 the ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC) at the Pegelbar in the Port of Neuss.
Marcus Nölle (SPC) about the port of today
“The demands on sea ports, which are no longer merely transshipping sites, but also offer value-added services, continue to increase relentlessly: digitalization, port safety and security, and growing ship sizes – those are the main topics,”
said SPC Managing Director Markus Nölke.
“The better and more modern a port is, the greater the likelihood that it will actually be used.”
Port digitization provides more and more data about the past processes as well as about the current state at the terminal from various sources and stakeholders.
Terminal operators have to accept this mind change: Analysing the data from the previous shifts/weeks and connecting them with the current state of the process planning on the terminal enhances the staff in the control room to predict what will happen next on the terminal.
As a result the existing equipment fleet will be used in a much more efficient way, instead of spending thousands of Euro for new equipment. In the current stable economic situation (+/- throughout growth rate) terminal processes have to be analysed and optimised. With forecasting the operations, it can become smarter to fulfil the demands of the shipping lines and the efficiency of the port will increase. Become pro-active instead of re-act only on bottlenecks.
Recap transport logistics 2019
This has been the biggest transport logistics show so far with 2.374 exhibitors (+10%) from 63 countries and about 64.000 visitors (+5%) from 125 countries. We have joined on the partner stand of bremenports. Again, the Bremen stand was a perfect host stand with our neighbours from BLG, Eurogate and Niedersachen Ports.
This year we focused on three items discussing in our meetings at the fair:
- Integration and solutions for smaller and inland ports?
- What kind of data is produced and what is interesting?
- How could data work for you and how would modern technology help port on this?
AKQUINET presentation at the 10th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2019 conference in Manila
AKQUINET took part in a conference and trade show in the Philippines from February 19-21. The company’s exhibition booth highlighted its CHESSCON products for planning and optimizing container terminals in particular. Find Pictures from Philippine Ports and Shipping 2019 at the end of this article.
Prof. Holger Schütt, Managing Director of akquinet port consulting GmbH, also hosted the first three conference sessions: