As the global supply chain becomes increasingly digital, there is a necessity for ports to become a “digital node”. The benefits of adopting a dual approach that encompasses both the physical and the digital are considerable. Especially for the testing and optimisation of physical port infrastructure.
INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
Today’s IoT port solutions focus on efficiency improvements like traffic management systems, pollution, perimeter security and smart lighting. Ports around the world are implementing a range of connectivity and data-enabled technologies, ultimately using data as a source of value. These IoT technologies are being applied in diverse settings, including condition-based asset maintenance, warehouse operations, yard management and truck deployment optimisation.
Blockchain technology provides ports with a way to securely link disparate systems used to record, declare and track goods – giving more transparency to customers and reducing the time spent to manually re-enter data. As ports move towards an increasingly sophisticated integration of IoT tracking systems, blockchain technologies have the potential to be the platform for the next generation of efficiency at ports by giving cargo owners both visibility and control.
With the development of 5G, which is designed to improve the flow of information and enable automation and artificial intelligence (AI), ports all over the world are eager to take advantage of this technological breakthrough.
Machine Learning learns through explicit and implicit actions. It uses data from previous decisions to make predictions about future decisions. All the ports that rely on International trade are investing in Machine Learning. It helps in information flow, utilisation of assets and eliminates inefficient practices
A key part of the digital transformation driving smarter ports or terminals are mobile applications, or browser–based web apps, that complement all your systems. These apps offer a user–friendly way to improve logistics management and cargo activities in real time, putting the power of information at your fingertips.
All Logstar solutions are mobile ready and can be used from anywhere and from any device. It can be accessed on Mobiles, tablets or laptops. This helps ports & terminals in getting real-time information, optimizing turnaround times and reducing human errors thereby offering a better customer service.
Traditionally, ports & terminals were required to maintain on-premise software solutions. Adapting to a new software was a costly undertaking in regard to implementation and user adoption.
The SaaS method in contrast allows our customers to only pay a subscription fee to use a specific software and we install, host, and manage the software ourselves. The SaaS models are typically pay-as-you-go, helps ports to free up the capital at the terminal level and grants terminal managers the freedom of what they do best – focus on running operations. SaaS models are effective as it is scalable, easy to use and easy to upgrade.
We offer on-premise and cloud hosted solutions. Increasingly organizations are choosing to run Logstar software on cloud. As you don’t need to invest CAPEX in IT infrastructure, IT and support staff. An internet connected device with a browser is all you need.
We will manage, secure, monitor, optimize and support the applications for you. Logstar runs your software on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Highly secure, the installation is fully maintained, updated and monitored by us. We take care of all cloud-based solution elements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A simple, readily scalable monthly subscription covers exactly what you need.
Our team of support professionals has in-depth industry and product knowledge. With years and years of experience in the maritime industry they are available 24*7 for any support and assistance you may need. Uptime and availability of our solutions are key to your continuous operations.