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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

Congress passes bill to block US rail shutdown

Both chambers of Congress have passed a bill to impose the White House-brokered tentative agreement on labour unions and railroad carriers

United States Dry Bulk

New LNG supply deals to boost shipping demand

US-based Sempra has agreed a long-term deal to provide liquefied natural gas to the UK company Ineos, sourced from the Port Arthur phase one liquefaction project in Texas. Elsewhere, American energy company ConocoPhillips has also agreed a long-term supply agreement to provide QatarEnergy with LNG to be delivered to Germany

Tankers and Gas North America

Ports warn of risks from Europe’s emission scheme

Cargo lost to transhipment hubs could be lost for good. European Union regulations must ensure diversions do not disadvantage EU terminals

Europe Containers

New US chassis pool approved for southeastern ports

Dubbed the South Atlantic Chassis Pool 3.0, it will serve shippers, ocean carriers and motor carriers across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

US States International

Maersk and IBM to halt TradeLens operations in 2023

TradeLens had not reached the level of commercial viability necessary to continue work and meet the financial expectations as an independent business, Maersk said in a statement

International Containers

Biden calls on Congress to end US rail labour dispute

House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on imposing the White House-brokered tentative rail agreement on labour unions and railways

United States Containers
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