Step by step towards a digital port
Digitisation is a significant contemporary trend. All ports and maritime companies are aware of the need for change. The question is: how and where to start? This paper outlines a model for digital maturity that shows how we, as ports need to develop and exchange data in order to keep up with digital developments around us.
Data as fuel for the digital port
Data is the raw material for a digital port. But how do you guarantee the reliability of the data you work with? What is your primary purpose of data sharing? How do you handle it correctly and which other technical, economical and legal aspects play a part? In this paper you can read more about the importance and use of data.
Lessons learned from frontrunning industries
The digital transformation that is changing our society is also having an impact on our ports leading to fundamental changes, such as greater transparency, predictability and efficiency. This transformation is already in full swing in sectors such as food, retail, and travel. What inspiration do these sectors provide for our ports? Read the white paper.
Logistics market outlook Trends in warehousing and distribution
The flourishing economy is driving up the demand for logistics real estate. This is particularly true in the case of the Netherlands, which plays a prominent role in the facilitation of international trade and logistics. In 2017, the demand for new warehouses and distribution centres rose to unprecedented levels. This growth is expected to continue in the period ahead.
A closer look at what makes an attractive business climate for warehousing
For years, the Netherlands has been lauded as the ‘Logistics Gateway to Europe’. But the country doesn’t just have its geographical situation to thank for this. Its success rests on a number of pillars that are as least as important: multimodal facilities and infrastructure, strong logistics expertise and a favourable, internationally oriented business climate.
Experts talk about choosing the right location for your warehouse
A local warehouse is more or less indispensable for anyone wanting to gain a foothold in the European market. After all, your clients expect minimal delivery times. And as a business, you want to stay close to your market. But taking this step seems next to impossible without solid information and recommendations.
Sustainable distribution centres are 'hot'
The logistics sector has embraced sustainability – and warehouses and distribution centres can’t afford to stay behind. More and more facilities are being built or adapted to satisfy sustainability requirements for BREEAM certification. New warehouses are also being designed with the employees’ work environment in mind. Investments of this kind absolutely pay off.
Textbook example of outstanding infrastructure
The Netherlands remains a prime example of logistics excellence in Europe. This is one of the conclusions of the 2018 Global Logistics Guide recently published by Inbound Logistics. This guide evaluates the supply chains and logistics networks of countries worldwide. The Netherlands was awarded a maximum score (10 out of 10) in recognition of its constructive business climate and solid infrastructure.
The impact of five mega trends on the container industry
Demographic changes, shifts in economic power, technological innovations. These are mega trends, each of which is changing the world around us. Trends that will certainly also impact container ports and the container industry.
Reliability is key in a digital supply chain
Supply chains are changing. Terms such as block chain, big data analysis and the Internet of Things are no longer buzzwords. A growing group of companies is aware that digitisation in the supply chain is indispensable if they are to remain competitive in a dynamic market. Reliability is the keyword.
Smart port and smart container make supply chain more efficient
The container industry is changing. In order to continue to guarantee a reliable supply chain, chain partners will have to respond to these changes. For example, through digitisation and insight into data. After all, measurements don’t lie. Whether now or in the future!