As well as covering the centrality of big data and how to garner insights from it, this section includes technologies from the high speed transportation of containers via Hyperloop to the use of drones, robots, data analytics and additive manufacturing.


Maximizing Data

The port ecosystem is now working in new data-driven ways. As the shipping industry becomes more complex, a multitude of stakeholders now exchange technology generated information in real time. This data includes key information from cargo and logistics companies, storage providers, rail and barge operators, trucking companies and sensor providers for pipelines, cranes, berths and roads, as well as the port authorities, ship operators and terminal operators. The intelligent harnessing of this data will be key to continuous performance analysis and optimisation.

Advanced knowledge of handling data allows you to learn to manage and leverage the information you already generate to create value via data sharing, capitalize on smart technologies to generate new services and revenues, and lead the field in predictive insights.

Sensor technologies and Cellulor IoT

Cellular IoT is a way of connecting physical things (like sensors) to the internet by having them piggyback on the same mobile networks as smartphones. Its infrastructural simplicity combined with the dawn of 5G positions cellular IoT as a strong player in the connectivity space.

Smart containers communicate information about their location via relay antennas. This technology transforms containers into smart connected objects, enabling multimodal transportation partners to prepare for the container’s arrival in port.

The amount of data generated by smart sensors is a real business opportunity to develop new data-based services and revenue streams.


Why Now?

Prepare for the IoT era: ‘Preparing’ implies becoming data-minded to new approaches in:

  • Data management
  • New platforms
  • Innovative delivery models
  • Novel governance tactics