International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) announced that it will use a new technology for its business units in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas to protect thousands of end-points across its network. ICTSI will collaborate with BlackBerry Limited to use its BlackBerry Cylance technology.
Rotterdam’s PortX announced its collaboration with Helm Operations, to bring OptiPort’s AI assistance, aiming to improve scheduling harbour towing operations; The partners aim to combine the former’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT, the world’s leading harbor dispatching and operations software.
Nokia and Finnish private LTE provider Ukkoverkot have agreed to a four-year deal in order to bring connectivity, automation, and intelligence to the Port of Kokkola, Finland. The project will be covering computing, automation, and artificial intelligence. The private LTE network will use the local 2.6 GHz radio band, provided to the port by Ukkoverkot as part of the deal.
According to UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport, automation can play a significant role in increasing ports’ efficiency and productivity. In the same time, it can also reduce operational costs. Namely, container terminal automation is still at relatively early stages as 97% of the world container port terminals are not automated.
Fujitsu, Singapore Management University, and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing, will collaborate to develop new technologies to improve vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. These technologies will use AI and big data analytics.
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