Transport Challenge

Transport plays an important role in raising prosperity. We want to contribute to the health and safety of people on the move through efficient transport systems and clever traffic management, while reducing the negative impact of emissions. This requires a meeting of minds. We have clear views, ideas and knowledge to share. We’d love to hear yours and invite you to share them with us here.

Smart Port Terminology De-mystified – AI, IoT and 5G

Transport 11 Aug 2020

With ports expressing interest in the concept of the Smart Ports, many are looking to understand the latest technology offerings and the benefits they might bring. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, Internet of Things and 5G, what will they mean for current and future developments in ports?


Smart Port Terminology De-mystified – Big Data & Blockchain

Transport 15 Jul 2020

Key technologies that are often quoted as useful on the journey towards becoming a Smart Port include nascent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. But what are these technologies exactly and how can they deliver these perceived benefits to ports?


Ongoing crisis in the cruise sector – how do we get out of this?

Transport 13 Jul 2020

Increasingly over the last few weeks, many countries have begun to ease COVID-19-related restrictions in the hope of kickstarting their economies and industries. This could spell good news for the battered cruise sector


Inland Water Transport – A moment of crisis with cause for hope

Transport 3 Jul 2020

Inland Water Transport (IWT) has been a viable transport solution in European corridors for a long time, framing itself as an alternative to road and rail transport with high capacity and low costs. But the impact of COVID-19 has been felt hard within the sector and raised some important questions about the industry, its vulnerabilities and need for change.


Three possible futures for the cruise industry – from health screening to deep cleaning

Transport 14 May 2020

The cruise industry has made the news a lot in recent weeks both during and in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What is the actual impact on the cruise industry, where do we stand now – and what happens next?


The state of the cruise industry – from here to post-COVID-19

Transport 6 May 2020

The cruise industry has made the news a lot in recent weeks both during and in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What is the actual impact on the cruise industry, where do we stand now – and what happens next?

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Airports as Ambassadors – towards greater Urban Resilience

Transport 14 Feb 2020

Airports, whether serving large urban areas or small island states, can only respond successfully to climate change in coordination with their surrounding cities or towns. As airports are increasingly operating as small-scale cities, they should be seen as both a catalyst and a proving ground for trialling the latest developments in climate resilience.


Do you really know the status of your airport’s IT systems?

Transport 2 Dec 2019

When we talk about IT systems in airports today, we’re not just talking about a piece of the puzzle, responsible for part of an airport’s workings; we’re really talking about the entire operation.


5 Things we learned at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 21 Nov 2019

What is the port industry doing to become smarter? And, how can this process be sped up? As port technology continues to improve, data must be made more accessible in both format and availability. Greater industry sharing must become the norm. So too, the creation of opportunities for data specialists within the industry.


5 questions to ask at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 11 Oct 2019

How can technology really help my port? Every port today should be focusing on its strategy to become smarter, but you must decipher which elements will translate to real operational benefits for your port. Ahead of the PTI: Smart Digital Ports of the Future event taking place in Rotterdam, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.


5 Questions to ask at Pacific 2019

Transport 2 Oct 2019

What does ‘smart’ really mean for your shipyard? The importance lies in understanding your individual yard’s unique context, challenges and priorities. It’s not a one size fits all! Ahead of Pacific 2019 taking place in Sydney, Australia, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.


4 Things we observed at DSEI 2019

Transport 1 Oct 2019

Earlier this month we visited DSEI 2019, the world-leading defence and security event, together with our colleagues at First Marine International. We were struck by the increased appetite for naval shipyards worldwide to improve their performance by using the services and technology we provide, and yet there was also a clear desire to be measured and thorough in driving change.


How smart is your port?

Transport 9 Jul 2019

It’s no secret that some aspects of port and terminal operations remain anchored firmly in the past. Many ports are developing comprehensive Smart Port strategies to help improve operations, embrace new technology and ultimately deliver better against their business strategies. But many don’t know where to start.


5 Things we learned at TOC Europe

Transport 27 Jun 2019

From smarter master planning to the advance of 5G, the opportunities for port and terminal operators to embrace new technologies are huge. As we reflect on the latest developments discussed at TOC Europe 2019, here are five key things we’re taking away from the event.


5 Questions you need to ask at TOC Europe

Transport 3 Jun 2019

Productivity, data analysis, return on investment – these are all day-to-day concerns for port and terminal operators. But what effect could investing in smart port technologies have on operations?


5 Things we learned at CTAC19

Transport 17 May 2019

There is little doubt that the steady introduction of terminal automation is having an effect on ports and terminals around the world. Following the recent CTAC 2019 conference in London, in this brief blog, we take a look at 5 of the most important developments.

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Award winning bridge unlocks the future for a rural South African town

Transport 14 Aug 2018

A new bridge in rural South Africa has won a regional engineering award for technical excellence. We spoke to Mandla Biyela, Transport and Planning Director for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, to learn more about how this project is helping to change the lives of people in the region.


Smart Ports – The Future for the Shipping Industry

Transport 8 May 2018

Ports are now applying technologies never used in the maritime industry before. Predictive maintenance, 3D modelling and digital data collection mean that can perform digital simulations and scenario testing, saving time and money and aiding decision making.


Royal HaskoningDHV joins buildingSMART International to lead the charge for Better Information Management

Transport 29 Mar 2018

It’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.

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The need for speed: creating fast opening, large dry dock gates

Transport 11 Jan 2018

The increase in ship size for global freight makes perfect economic sense but the infrastructure that supports this rise needs to keep pace for shipyards to remain efficient and responsive.