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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

Elba LNG readies first shipment and lends shine to US exports

LNG tanker Maran Gas Lindos is loading the first shipment at Elba Island

Tankers and Gas Ports and Logistics

Epic Crude Holdings begins oil exports from Texas terminal

Epic repurposed the former International Grain Port Terminal to begin exporting crude while it has a larger export facility under construction, with completion expected in 2020

US States United Kingdom

ONE to offer slots on Nyshex

ONE will start posting offers on the exchange this month for transpacific eastbound trade

Containers Ports and Logistics

Chevron to exit Kitimat LNG project in British Columbia

Chevron's decision concerning Kitimat LNG came as the firm said it was cutting the value of a number of properties, notably its US shale holdings in Appalachia, by a combined $10bn to $11bn

Canada Tankers and Gas

Pipeline operators to develop VLCC-capable terminal off Texas

EPP and Enbridge are among eight companies seeking to build VLCC-capable offshore crude oil export terminals off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico

Tankers and Gas VLCC

China Merchants names new president

Hu said to be a strong contender for CMG’s top seat as current chairman Li Jianhong is reaching his retirement age

Asia Pacific China Merchants Group
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