Abu Dhabi Ports to trial its blockchain solution for international trade

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports and its subsidiary Maqta Gateway LLC have started implementing the first international blockchain project in partnership with the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. This has been announced at GITEX Technology Week that is going on now in Dubai, informs Thomson Reuters’ Middle East edition Zawya. Maqta Gateway became the first local entity in […]

Valenciaport to use blockchain to ensure visibility within supply chain

Valencia port

Last week, the Port Authority of Valencia (Valenciaport) presented its Smart Port strategy at the “Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies” conference in Rotterdam. The event was organized by Port Technology (PTI) on 2-3 October and addressed such key topics as digitization of ports; intelligent supply chain; data exchange and integration; collaboration and standardization. According […]

Developing the future port of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires port

The port of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s main container gateway, is developing to meet the challenges of today’s shipping industry: larger vessels, bigger call sizes, consolidation among the players. The Port Authority – La Administracion General de Puertos (AGP) – plans to deepen the access channel, to change the port’s current layout consisting of finger piers […]

New RMGs arrive to Vladivostok port (video)

Vladivostok Sea Commercial Port

On 1 October 2018, Vladivostok Sea Commercial Port (VSCP) received two new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for its container terminal, informs the port’s press service. The cranes were acquired within the investment program of modernisation of the port’s operational facilities and are scheduled to be put into operation on 24 December 2018. VSCP is located on the […]

IT security: hot on ports’ agenda

cyber security

Cyber security is becoming one of the primary issues for ports. In June 2017, A.P. Moller-Maersk fell victim of a global cyber-attack named Petya, which affected all Maersk business units, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, as well as oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers. The incident costed the company […]

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