Following Australia’s rapid growth in trade, the need for port optimization and infrastructure development to support increased opportunities and drive regional growth is more urgent than ever. The 10th Annual Coast and Marine Structures Summit 2018 focused on how to optimize port operations, proactively plan to accommodate larger vessels, manage assets and maintain pace with the international market through planning, designing and managing port infrastructure.
Big data has the potential to transform our industry. Through application and insights, big data is creating new opportunities to drive innovation and deliver tangible operational efficiencies across the shipping world. But the collection of information alone is not enough. It is the analysis of this data and the actionable insights it provides that will transform and increase the efficiency of day-to-day operations across the shipping industry in years to come. This is a time of huge change for our industry. The advancement of automation, and the exponential rise in data it brings, mean disruption on a scale that ‘shipping’ has never seen before. Those that invest now in the architecture that empowers collaboration between smart assets, will be best equipped to face the future.
At this year’s Conference, Jason Whitehouse, Product Development Manager at Trelleborg’s marine systems operation, took to the stage to discuss SmartPort by Trelleborg, which realizes the critical interface between ship and port, on land and at sea. This gives Trelleborg a unique overview of the ‘vessel turnaround’ process, and data extraction points throughout it – both on board the vessel and in the port, and in the interface between the two. Trelleborg is seeking to educate the marine industry about the importance and potential of this interface.
SmartPort by Trelleborg is a technology platform that connects port operations, allowing users to analyze asset performance and apply data insights, to improve day-to-day decision making for optimized operations; improved safety, reduced costs, greater sustainability and increased revenue return.
Trelleborg recently launched a whitepaper bringing together the latest news and thinking on big data in the maritime sector, highlighting how and where these technologies are being implemented and the key application areas that will deliver future operational efficiencies for ports and terminals. To read the whitepaper, visit: http://ow.ly/ClMF30ihvQc