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ICT Solutions and Digitalisation in Ports and Shipping


Given the volumes of global ship traffic, solutions are needed to reduce waiting times, costs, energy consumption and emissions. This systematic reference on ICT solutions and digitalisation in the ports and shipping sector covers new and existing technologies, different types of digital systems, and offers illustrative examples and case studies.

Coverage includes the following topics: the global trade facilitation regulatory framework and the role of ICT; maritime ports and cybersecurity; e-navigation and shore-based monitoring systems; maritime transportation along the Northern Sea Route; smart shipping beyond e-navigation; maritime communications; emerging radio communication technologies in the maritime domain; a data-driven methodology for maritime patterns of life discovery; real-time information with its technology; digital supply chain and port information modelling (PIM); ICT innovation in port-hinterland transport services; decarbonisation technologies in shipping and the question of transition fuels; and finally the advent of shore-based navigation: from vessel traffic services (VTS) to e-navigation maritime service portfolio (MSP).

The aim of this work is to examine the application of ICT solutions and digitalisation to the movement and clearance of freight at seaports globally. It provides conceptual clarity on the applicability of the different technologies and systems used for this purpose, and the relevance of such projects for different types of ports, from a trade facilitation perspective. It is therefore of particular relevance to researchers, academics, consultants, chief technology officers, and advanced students in the field of freight and logistics, especially in a maritime context. The book is also a valuable reference for anyone involved in port logistics in a managerial or operational capacity, and to port authorities.



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In September 2020 the global radar community will gathering in Florence for a full week of knowledge and sharing of information. As part of the IET activities in Italy, I have had the privilege to meet up with the Honorary Chair and General co-Chairs of the IEEE Radar Conference to ask some anticipation on the upcoming event. read more...
Posted by Michele Fiorini on IET Italy Network Feb 16, 2020 6:10 pm GMT


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