27 Sep 2018

Royal HaskoningDHV Consultants Jolke Helbing and Dirk Peters will address an audience of port and shipping specialists at Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies 2018 this week. 

They will form part of a wide-ranging agenda at the forthcoming conference taking place in Rotterdam on 2 and 3 October. 

As part of a session entitled ‘The Smart Supply Chain,’ Director of Port Economics and Operations, Jolke Helbing, will explore two case studies where the application of data from various sources, but used in combination, can visualise potential changes in the logistic chain. Data sources examined include regional economic information, container movements, global trade figures and transport costs. 

Helbing explains: “By combining a wide range of data and sources in a structured database it’s now possible to created detailed analyses for our clients that have a direct impact on decision-making. By creating and examining different scenarios, supply chain leaders and key stakeholders can create better, more informed strategies for future success in developing smart ports and logistic gateways.”

Dirk Peters will deliver a session on ‘Sensing port infrastructure performance’. He will look at how the application of sensor technologies to port infrastructure will move operators ‘from hindsight to foresight.’ Real-time simulation and digital twinning now enable operators to respond to current conditions and extend the life of their assets.
Peters commented: “By its nature, port infrastructure is exposed to extreme environmental conditions. It is expensive to build and even more costly to repair and maintain. Creating a digital twin means we can deliver proactive maintenance, reducing downtime and minimising whole life costs.”

Organised by Port Technology, the event’s focus for this year is on the global smart port disruption era.

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