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- Peter Tirschwell
With a new US administration, a new EU "Green Deal" and Asia powering ahead post-pandemic with much of the developing world still struggling, a changing of the guard is upon us. With the shipping and ports sector under immense pressure to decarbonize and reduce emisssions, outlier charterers, shipowners and carriers are taking matters into their own hands. The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted the global maritime and logistics supply chain, accelerating the industry's path towards digitalization at a rate never imagined by the industry. Following COVID19 and two financial crises already this century, ports are being forced to look at how to ensure business continuity during future disruptive events. In this session, learn how maritime industry leaders are adapting their organizations to a new and uncertain future.
Climate and Energy
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Time Magazine wrote, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune noted that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” In this Interview about his new book "The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations" Dr .Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future.
Risk and Resilience
How should ports use real time data in order to improve situational awareness and mitigate the impact of disuptive external events? How can ports embrace technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to optimise processes such as synchromodal vessel planning and scheduling, terminal operations and hinterland operability? In this interactive session, get an insight into the VIRTUAL PORTS project led by the Ports of Montreal and Antwerp, and how the ePIcenter initiative is bringing together 36 partners from around the world to optimise logistic processes using AI.
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?