Smart as Future Port Concept

Summary of the Virtual Conference

Smart Ports have fundamental importance in Future Port initiatives. The concept of smart port has appeared as a phenomenon that uses digital technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain solutions and other smart technology based methods to develop performance, economic competitiveness and sustainability in the industry. In order to remain economically competitive, ports need to efficiently streamline workflow and minimize costs. Ports have historically suffered from high levels of environmental pollution. However smart ports can limit energy consumption and waste by making use of automation and smart technologies, it will also enable the optimization of traffics and thus lower emissions. In conclusion there are many benefits of Smart Ports. Though, Smart ports will not just happen, they will require continuous renewal and innovation. Webinar aims to bring the experts together to discuss the following issues:

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Carles Rua Costa
Head of Strategic and Innovation
Port of Barcelona
Jan Egbertsen
Manager Innovation
Port of Amsterdam
Piet Opstaele
Innovation Manager
Port of Antwerp
Juan Manuel Díez
Head of Strategic Planning & Innovation
Port Authority of Valencia
Kaustubh Dalvi
Sales Director

Video Recording of the Virtual Conference