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Meet the Smart Port

Katie Eades and John Pepper explain how digitalisation of Ports using GIS, IOT, AI and other technologies could not only optimise resources but also improve efficiency and transparency.

Global trade is very much in the limelight and with an estimated 85% of all globally traded goods being transported by ship, ports have a major role to play in the worldwide supply chain. The World Economic Forum stated in 2016 that ‘the world was standing on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another’. So how are ports responding to the digital transformation and in their quest to operate in a ‘smarter manner’?

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