Ports are complex places, by nature, and there is a good deal of interconnectivity between various systems and processes. Vessel turnaround time is the most important thing and the driver for success but, in increasingly complex environments, how can organisations maintain control of, and optimise, their operations? The answer is simpler and faster to implement than you think – IoT.
As more ports digitise the quayside, they run the risk of dropping their productivity rate if there are any delays in the delivery of vehicles to the right place on site at the right time. The ships also need to be in the right berth given the conditions and the right cranes need ot be ready to offload the cargo. What IoT can deliver is the monitoring of all the processes and assets, creating interconnectivity between various locations, plants and processes, ensuring consistent asset tracking throughout.
Creating a complete overview of your entire port operation, digitising it, and optimising it seems a daunting task but we can solve this with IoT. Surprisingly, it’s not as complex or high-tech as you’d think and can be overlaid in a short amount of time with little to no disruption to your business. It can incorporate all your existing systems, devices and equipment and enable the deployment of real-time strategic changes.