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In focus – Smart Ports

Ports sit at the interface between ocean and land-based logistics. But to be more than just a gateway, they must find ways of including all the participants they accommodate into integrated systems. Lloyd’s List explores the so-called ‘Smart Port’ concept, one that is rapidly evolving as ports embrace the digitised world.


Get smart: The new technology of port communities

Ports need to bring value-added services to their customers in order to turn ports into communities that are more than a collection of individual entities

Europe Containers Ports and Logistics

Los Angeles works to become the port of the future

Long-term goal is to improve data flow among cargo owners, shipping lines, and other stakeholders so that port and terminal operators have an extended window of time to track inbound cargo

North America United States Containers

Smart port solutions demand unilateral approach

Ports that fail to embrace the smart concept risk being overtaken by competitors who make the most of smart-port technologies, according to BCG

Containers Ports and Logistics Technology and Innovation

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What makes a port ‘smart’?

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in the week ahead

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Singapore Maritime Week

PSA-backed trade platform takes off on desire to cut red tape

The digital platform dubbed Calista will cross the 22m-transaction mark very soon

Singapore Containers

Chinese ports rush to upgrade to the smart age

Ports have not quite figured out the rewards or the price of sharing their data with other industry stakeholders

Asia Pacific China Containers

Set Alert for Ports & Logistics

Latest From Ports and Logistics

Combatting Covid-19 with containers

Container shipping can provide a cost-effective way of distributing vaccines to low-income countries. But it will take time to convince pharma companies that it is up to the job

International Containers

US west coast ports and supply chains need 24/7 work week

Mr Cordero is highly aware that the 24/7 mentality cannot be limited to the dockworkers or even the port itself ‘because ultimately to have a robust 24/7 model, it has to move to the supply chain’ as a whole

US States United States

Surging imports show importance of global supply chains

Chinese manufacturing has stormed ahead while the US has yet to fully recover. That is causing higher levels of imports and rising freight costs

International Containers

Panama Canal delays fees hike

Fees for booking reservation and auction slots were due to rise from April 15. After discussions with customers, price increases have been delayed until June

North America Panama

Demand recovery boosts China Merchants Port’s earnings

Container terminals owned and invested by the company handled more than 32.3m teu of boxes in the three months, up 27% compared to the year-ago period

Asia Pacific Containers

Adani Ports facing heat over Myanmar military links

Responding in March to allegations by activists, the port group has held that it is the sole and full owner of an independent container terminal being developed at Yangon, a major gateway into Myanmar

Myanmar India
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