Automation, digitalisation – and then what? The impact of these trends on port employment, the skills required in the future and potential solutions are currently being explored within the IHATEC “Portskill 4.0” research project. One thing is certain: the future is dependent on port workers.
With the Smart Port concept, bremenports not only wants to drive digitalisation in its ports, but also promote networking between stakeholders in order to remain competitive in the long term.
Cuxport got ready for Brexit in good time. An essential part was played by the extension and adjustment to the existing IT systems. This enabled the port services provider to score with the car manufacturer BMW.
No, AMISIA has nothing to do with amnesia. Rather, the term stands for “Advanced Port Maintenance: Intelligent, Sustainable, Innovative and Automated Dredging”, a new research project to develop a highly automated dredger.
IT service providers dbh Logistics IT and Dakosy have developed a German solution for the digitalised, uniform release process for import containers in Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven. This could be a blueprint for increased cooperation between the ports.
Cellumation’s goal is ambitious … at some point in the future, every package delivered across the globe will have come into contact with one of the high-tech company’s cells by means of smart conveyor technology, an innovation for which the Bremen-based start-up has already won a series of awards and attracted significant investors.
In view of increasing digitisation, protection against cybercrime is becoming more and more important in ports. As part of the joint project “SecProPort”, a comprehensive IT security architecture is currently being developed for this purpose.
It was on 13 April 1970 that NASA‘s Mission Control Centre was told, „Houston, we have a problem.“ The German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA), on the other hand, is aiming for everything to go smoothly for its latest project – launching small carrier rockets from a specially designed ship in the North Sea, starting in 2023.
IT companies have not necessarily focused on smaller seaports and inland ports in the past. Some processes can be optimised here through digitisation. The “Hafenmeister” (harbour master) cloud solution developed by IT specialists dbh and Akquinet shows how this works.
BALTIC STATES. The digitisation of bills of lading has been in the works for years. Thus far, however, the solutions have always had a catch. Two research projects, “eCONBiL” at the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and “HAPTIK” at the University of Oldenburg may change all that now.
SOUTHERN AFRICA. Digitisation offers great potential for development in Southern Africa. The German Federal Government has also recognised this and intends to make IT solutions an integral part of development cooperation with the “Digital Africa” initiative. In addition, cooperation with the German and European economy is to be strengthened.