How the maritime sector can make smart ports a reality for all – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Recent events including the pandemic and the Suez Canal blockage have highlighted the importance of a sustainable global maritime industry. From providing the world with critical medical supplies, food to transporting consumer goods, and components for industry production the shipping is a vital component of the global supply chain.
Shipping has seen an acceleration in the uptake of digitalisation, and it is clear that the importance of digital solutions is beginning to be understood by many stakeholders in the end-to-end supply chain. However, this uptake has not been seen equally across all areas of shipping. Ports, for example, represent an area of the maritime industry that is largely excluded from this progress. And representing a key link in the global supply chain, the widespread lack of digitalisation at small and mid-size ports weakens these global pathways.
The gains that optimisation and efficiency improving software offer, which is becoming more prevalent onboard vessels, can transform ports – allowing ports to operate competitively in the global sphere, while delivering tangible benefits. Port management software can significantly improve the imbalance between ‘Tier 1’ and ‘Tier 2 and below’ ports by automating the ‘first and last mile’ port ecosystem to drive efficiencies.
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