Articles & Video
New technologies a real threat to smart ports?
What impact do new technologies such as 5G and cloud computing could have on the security at smart ports, and what port infrastructure and services need to have in mind when mapping their assets to improve security? We sat down with David Nordell to find out.
Data & Automation - improving workflows and processes at ports
Head of Commercial and Business Development at Port of Valencia, Mar Chao Lopez, details how data standardisation and automation are important ports and terminals to improve workflows and processes.
The challenge of cyber security for ports ecosystems
We spoke with Chronis Kapalidis at the Smart Ports Summit in London to find out more about the cyber security challenges for port ecosystems with regards and how ports can look to safeguard themselves against cyber-attacks.
Free ports, data, and the evolving role of port authorities
We spoke with Richard Ballantyne (Chief Executive at British Ports Association) at the event to find out more about the biggest factors in the evolving role of port authorities, data, and the transformational opportunity that Free ports represent to the UK.
Cyber Security Certifications: The Definitive Guide (2020)
The Cybersecurity Security field is primed for continued growth and significant expansion - Choosing the right Cybersecurity Certifications is a critical career choice that will ensure you don’t miss out on this mega-trend.
Data and standardisation - critical components for interoperability & port-centric growth
INFORM's Matthew Wittemeier speaks to us about the data and standardisation as two critical components for port-centric growth.
How just in time shipping was effortlessly accomplished in 4 steps
On the first day of the Smart Ports Summit attendees were treated to a proof of concept and panel discussion on just in time sailing. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of just in time sailing, it is a lean strategy based on coordinating ports, terminals and vessel operations through a real-time data exchange.
Autonomous shipping over the next 5-10 years
Few can argue that technology is an enabler for innovation as its value has been realised through smaller roles or applications within the shipping industry, but what does this transition towards autonomous shipping look like?
Port authorities and terminal operators - the evolution of the smart port
Ahead of Smart Ports Summit Barcelona got the opportunity to speak with Eduard De Visser, Director of Strategy & Innovation at Port of Amsterdam, about the elements key to the evolution of a smart port and Port of Amsterdam’s readiness no matter the timing or outcome of Brexit.
Smart ports as digital exchanges and the next step in the maritime supply chain
We spoke with Piet Opstaele, Innovation Lead at Port of Antwerp, about the importance of smart ports in the development of the maritime supply chain, transparency, cyber threats at ports, and enabling cooperation with their clients.
Who will win shipping’s battle for data?
We know data is valuable. Companies that understand the true value of their data and leverage it intelligently are seeing continued growth. Are shipping businesses collecting the right data and using it in the right way?
Steve Saxon: estimated $30 billion value lost from maritime companies not exchanging information
We spoke with Steve Saxon (Partner at McKinsey & Company) about the growth of regional trade and the value collaboration brings to data.
Climate change: port climate risk and adaptation
We spoke with Greg Fisk, Director of the Environment Partnership at BMT (a global marine science and technology consultancy firm) to better understanding the vulnerability of the port to future climate change.
Enabling efficient tanker operations
Most of the debate associated to port-call coordination and optimization is related to container transports. As the nature of non-container port-calls differs, the characteristics of non-container segments need to be understood.
Lack of standardisation hampering port automation
Automated container terminals are hugely complex business that requires more standardised solutions to improve its efficiency, argues APM Terminals Asia chief executive Tim Smith.
Ports and Terminals Insurance: sensible and realistic risk management
Ahead of the 4th annual Ports and Terminals Insurance Seminar we spoke with Frans van Zoelen, Head of Legal at Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (Port of Rotterdam) and Chairman of the IAPH Legal Committee, about sensible and realistic risk management.
Robert Yildirim on losing the LBCT bid
Robert Yildirim is one of a rare breed in the world of shipping, someone who is not only prepared to speak his mind, but also let his feelings be known.
CMA TV: Michael Attar on preparing for cyber threats
At CMA Shipping 2019, we caught up with Michael Attar, CIO at Future Tech Enterprises. Michael and Roxy discussed the landscape for cyber security threats for the next five years, and two technologies which will improve security.
The digital twin: Plotting the course to automation
The digital twin, fuelled by an integrated data loop, will be key to the advancement of autonomy in shipping.
Collaboration conundrum – experience sharing with the supply chain
4 stakeholder in the shipping industry share their experiences and views on data sharing, working together, and unavoidable disruptions.