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.