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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

Peel Ports says Liverpool is solution to Dover’s truck queues

Peel Ports calls for cargoes to be shipped from ports nearer to traditional manufacturing and transport hubs to avoid supply chain congestion

Europe United Kingdom

Industry ‘shocked’ by lack of Brexit planning as UK warns of ports chaos

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues lasting several days for Channel ports after the Brexit transition period ends, if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules

Europe United Kingdom

Port of Singapore boosts electrification efforts

Proposals are expected to come from consortiums comprising industry players and institutes of higher learning and research institutes, and a preference will be given to proposals with scalable business models. These should aim to develop commercially ready, fully electric harbourcraft and/or interoperable shore-charging infrastructure for electric harbourcraft and other electric vessels operating in the Port of Singapore

Singapore Environment

Golden Ray capsizing caused by unstable loading, US Coast Guard says

The coastguard analysis showed Golden Ray failed to comply with International Maritime Organization stability standards at the time it capsized, as well as during its two voyages prior to departing the port of Brunswick

US States Casualty

CMA CGM containership sets US east coast record

‘Our port partners on the east coast played a crucial role in making this feat possible, by implementing the necessary and timely infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate these larger ships’, says CMA CGM


Seattle and Tacoma see reduced containerised throughput

The news from the Pacific Northwest stood in stark contrast to announcements from California during the past two weeks, where all three major seaports — Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach — reported upbeat figures

US States Containers
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