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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

Fortescue takes production hit due to cyclone

The miner expects to ship 165m to 170m tonnes of iron ore in the full-year

Dry Bulk Asia Pacific

Matson invests $1bn in Honolulu terminal upgrade

Matson said the new cranes were equipped with fibre-optic cabling, enabling faster and more accurate communication of data in its container tracking system

Asia Pacific US States

LA port commissioners take a recess from voting on automation

The mayor’s request for a recess was approved unanimously by the commissioners, but the vote was met with catcalls and jeers from a number of the 2,000 or so spectators at the meeting

US States APM Terminals

New Malaysia rail link gives options for shippers

Current volumes are low however and market penetration will ultimately depend on end-to-end supply chain costs, analysts warn

Asia Pacific Containers

Hutchison upgrades Felixstowe cranes

New remote-controlled electric powered cranes will allow port to cope better with peaks in demand

Europe United Kingdom

Race to the wire in Vancouver

GCT’s legal move comes at a crucial moment as the Canadian parliament is considering national legislation that would amend current laws governing environmental reviews

Canada Containers
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