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British ports and Rotterdam put their heads together on digitisation

[ August 8, 2019   //   ]

The British Ports Association has published a new joint paper with the Port of Rotterdam on digitalisation. The paper is part of the BPA Port Futures programme, a thought leadership programme where the BPA teams up with industry partners, innovators and experts.

Rotterdam’s director of digital business solutions, Joyce Bliek, said: “We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in this field with the BPA members, in the hope that we can both inform and inspire them.”

BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne added: “We are delighted to be working with the Port of Rotterdam examining how smarter operations could deliver a wide range of benefits to the ports and logistics sectors in the UK and beyond.

“Smart port operations can offer new ways of improving port services and infrastructure by getting the most out of our assets and joining up different parts of the supply chain within and beyond ports. This paper sets out some of the benefits of smart operations and how ports can benefit. Ports of all sizes face similar challenges in adapting to new technologies and developments in the industries we serve. Smart port operations will give ports the edge in becoming greener and ultimately, more efficient in serving the wide range of industries we support.”