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Digitalisation and integration along the supply chain and between stakeholders are amongst the decisive trends driving innovation in logistics. Real-time information and excellent service quality towards clients as well as high operational transparency and flexibility are success factors to stay ahead of the competition as a port, logistics hub and terminal.

HVCC, Wärtsilä and Carnival achieve real-time data exchange between ship and port

19th February 2020

Reliable ship arrivals, more efficient ship handling and port logistics, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions – these are the aims of a joint digitalisation project between HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, maritime technology company Wärtsilä and cruise group Carnival. The details were presented for the very first time at the Smart Ports Summit in London.

The final presentation of the INTERACt research project, for which HPC has been one of three project partners since autumn 2018, has recently taken place at HHLA's headquarters in Hamburg's Speicherstadt. The project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the IHATEC program dealt with the exciting question of how container terminals can prepare for the handling of autonomously driving trucks.

Jefferson Energy operates a terminal in the Port of Beaumont, Texas for loading and off-loading rail cars for liquid bulk like crude oil and diesel. The tank storage facilities on site are also supplied by sea-going vessels, barges and pipelines. 


Due to substantial developments and fluctuations in cargo volumes, Port of Helsingborg has been looking for future development options in response to the demand of increased productivity and forecasted growth. At the same time they wished to return former port areas to the city for residential development.

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