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- Eric Johnson
The results of the recent IMO FAL survey of world ports made one thing clear - the technology is not the issue when its comes to data collaboration - it is the willingness of stakeholders to collaborate and the existence of legal frameworks to enable interoperability. In this session, obtain clarity on just what data collaboration entails - not in bites and bits, but from a stakeholder perspective
An electronic bill of lading, when adopted, will transform the shipping process and generate opportunities for ports to facilitate more trade. How should ports prepare themselves for this change? How can ports work with terminal operators, ship agents, forwarders and customs to adapt their processes to improve the speed of release of cargo between shipper, receiver, shipowner and charterer ?
With the recent agreement between private and public sector organization to establish standardized industry data sets and application program interfaces (APIs) at the ISO Technical Committee 8, how realistic is the possibility that existing and future nautical and supply chains systems will be able to communicate easily with each other? Will accelerating data collaboration be achieved by consensus despite political and commercial conflicts of interest between stakeholders? Or will regulators need to enforce standards to avoid ships having to use different data sets for every port of call?
Hackathons, port start up hubs and pioneering projects financed by ports, shipowners and technology providers alike have resulted in fascinating potential innovations that have the potential to transform the port business. Yet many of them struggle to survive beyond the initial pilot and investment round. What can ports to do to truly support these innovators to ensure their ideas become reality not just in the pilot ports but on the ports sector globally ?