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Maersk has launched a new digital platform, Maersk Flow, to assist small and medium sized businesses with the complexity of managing their supply chains.

Representatives from China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, and Singapore have launched the MASSPorts initiative to collaborate on and develop Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) in ports.

Oceaneering International has announced the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency within the bulk commodity cargo logistics industry.

DP World has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM.

Port 5

 

By Hanane Becha, TRAXENS & UN/CEFACT, Mikael Lind, RISE (Research institutes of Sweden), André Simha, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company SA), and Francois Bottin, CMA CGM.

Ports are taking significant strides with digital transformation and starting to declare themselves as “smart”. Processes are digitalised, communities within the port are connected, and impressive gains in operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction are emerging. Smart ports, as important nodes in the global supply chain, have the opportunity to establish themselves as logistics information exchange hubs serving their regional transport ecosystem. As ports digitalise their processes, they also establish a platform for providing benefits to other participants in the cargo, freight, and passenger ecosystems. In a society where bandwidth and connectivity are growing, more data will be generated along with new services and many new opportunities. A landscape of new revenue-generating information services enabling carriers, shippers, and other players to significantly improve their operational predictability, efficiency, visibility, and capacity utilisation is now opening.

Digitisation has been paramount in propelling the logistics and shipping industry forward in 2019, and will continue to do so in 2020, says managing director of Maersk South Asia, Steve Felder. Here, Mr Felder outlines the company’s progress throughout 2019 and its plans for 2020.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new free online tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically.

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