Building High Value IT Departments in Terminal Operations
As marine terminal technology advances and becomes more sophisticated, the demands on terminal IT departments have grown exponentially. IT infrastructure has always been mission-critical to marine terminals, but as terminals increasingly automate and optimize their IT systems, the IT departments find now more than ever that they are at the center of the marine terminal’s success.
Benefits of Saas Technology
There is no doubt that software as a service (SaaS) has disrupted the traditional on-premise license software model. From finance and HR to sales enablement and marketing, companies are increasingly adopting subscription-based SaaS solutions in virtually all functions of their businesses.
Yet when it comes to the container shipping industry – and terminal operations in particular – adoption of SaaS-based solutions has been relatively slow despite the availability of viable and proven offerings.
30 Years of Port Robotics
There are those automated terminals that have been leading the way forward for years now, and in the past five years alone new terminals have joined the fold, opening automated facilities in Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Morocco, Italy, Oman and Canada. As container operators prepare for the future, it’s critical to understand the most effective tactics available when planning new terminal modernization projects.
Automated Decision Making
What operational decisions are made automatically at container terminals today -- and how that will change in the future? Should machine learning be used to support the automation of these decisions? Frederik Stork, PhD, Senior Director of Navis Optimization and Analytics Services discusses ways in which we can apply AI, automated decision making and machine learning to container terminal operations.
A new industry survey and report found that many executives are realizing the immense value to be gained from a more connected and transparent approach. As a result, they are exploring cloud-based, collaborative data-sharing platforms to provide all stakeholders with the real-time visibility and connectivity required to improve efficiency and productivity.
Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult? In the promised land of automation, the missing piece is the confidence in regards to how robots, software and humans, performing as a whole, will achieve greater levels of operational performance.
The New Era of Container Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities
The ocean container shipping industry is facing many issues, such as surplus capacity and weakening demand. This whitepaper discusses what we can do together to increase efficiency and restore profitability to the industry. In order for us to articulate and realize changes, we need to zoom out and visualize a new era where collaboration between stakeholders is the new norm.
Leveraging Virtual Reality: Technologies to Remove the Fear of the Unknown
Dealing with unfamiliar situations is challenging, but technologies like automation and virtual reality can help ease the transition. By letting people experience new situations and gain confidence before they start their task or job via these new learning methodologies, we can create a mindset of responsible behavior, demonstrate cause and effect, and ensure standard operating procedures are followed.