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- Jens Meier
Recent trade tensions, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage, and other events have led to speculation that companies may shift to regional production and sourcing. The IAPH Europe Regional Focus session will discuss the trade-off between globalization and nearshoring and explore the extent of the role European ports will play in new regional supply chains.
What does the "Smart Port" of the future really look like, in the eyes of a port authority, terminals and port users? How will ports best make use of "smart" technologies such as AI, IoT and Virtual Reality using digital infrastructure such as 5G to optimize their operations?