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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

Samskip employs Gasum for LNG bunkering

Two ro-ro cargo ships in Samskip’s fleet, which only run on LNG, will take in bunker fuel supplied by Gasum 

Norway Netherlands

Pointe LNG advances plans for Louisiana terminal

The marine terminal and deepwater port will have water depth of more than 50 ft, enabling offtake by 270,000 cu m Q-Max liquefied natural gas carriers

US States Tankers and Gas

Fitch sees US ports weathering coronavirus impact

Global markets face “growing recessionary economic pressures” and North American ports are expected to face “substantial volume stress” for the rest of 2020

North America Containers

Singapore eases crew change restrictions

MPA says it “recognises the critical role that seafarers play in global seaborne trade, as well as the importance of crew change to safeguard the health and safety of seafarers sailing on board ships”

Singapore Crewing

The week in charts: Floating storage passes peak; car carriers face crisis

Despite a week on week upturn, the market fundamentals suggest the rapidly built floating storage of crude has peaked, while the outlook for car carriers is weak with global vehicle demand plummeting

Containers Tankers and Gas

Collapse of demand for new vehicles bodes ill for shipping

A slight recovery in car sales is forecast for 2021, but not enough to compensate for the shock to the market this year

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