30 Nov 2020

Richard Willis, Technical Director for Port Operations at Royal HaskoningDHV, will discuss positioning the UK as a leader in smart ports and automation at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport (WEET) Forum on Monday 7 December.

The WEET Forum is part of the UK’s Westminster Forum Projects and is one of 16 other influential, impartial, cross-party forums. All of the forums enjoy substantial support and involvement from key policymakers within legislatures, governments and regulatory bodies, and from stakeholders in the professions, businesses and their advisors, consumer organisations, local government, the third sector and other interested groups.

Richard will be discussing the work Royal HaskoningDHV has been doing to develop feasible smart port use cases at five UK ports and how all ports can become smarter. Commenting on the forum, Richard said: “I’m proud to have been asked to attend and speak at the latest WEET Forum – it is a great audience to discuss the future of UK ports and the policymaking and actions required to position the UK as a leader in smart ports and automation.

“From shore power, through asset monitoring to trade flow efficiency – a smart port can take many forms, but there’s no doubting the potential benefits, not just in terms of operational efficiency, but also in improving environmental output and helping to save on costs. I’m looking forward to discussing just how the UK can make smart ports a reality, big or small, in the years to come.

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum will be held as a virtual online event.

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