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.
A New Frontier: Business Intelligence, Big Data & the Impact on the Global Supply Chain
Modern business moves at the speed of light, and as part of that, access to timely and accurate data is critical. The ability to automate not only the collection of, but also the analysis of the massive amounts of information processed on a daily basis allows organizations to make business decisions based on facts, rather than antiquated processes or unreliable intuition and gut instincts.
Data Alchemy and Smart Connected Applications
The way forward in container shipping clearly depends on collaboration across the supply chain. The existing data, not accessible or visible today, can play an alchemist role to break down silos and help us realize new operational efficiencies.
Digital Ports: The Evolving Role of Port Authorities
Oscar Pernia from Navis and Dr. Francisco De Los Santos, CDO Algeciras Port Authority take a look at the value of port authorities taking a more active role in optimizing operations by coordinating each aspect of the vessel visit. By redefiing the mission and role of each stage of the vessel visit, ports can significantly improve their efficiency, security and environmental impact.