Port digitalisation plugging into the logistics supply chain
Barry Parker | December 08, 2019
Digitalisation and automation offer not just the chance to make port operations more efficient but also transform links with the entire supply chain. A presentation by Kris Kosmala, with Singapore based Click & Connect, at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Latin American Ports Conference, offered some of the best insights into digitalisation during the two-day event. In his remarks, he emphasized the need to be fully digitalised, and connected to an entire system- not just individual components (or one aspect of a port). “Do not build islands,” he told the audience, “Instead, look at building the entire archipelago.” In his remarks, he referred to projects around the globe, in ports including Singapore, where movements of multiple transport modes are coordinated- rerouting truck traffic to/from the highly automated port as necessary, or Algeciras, where arrival times and berthing are optimized.