Digitalisation is an important tool in achieving our most urgent objectives of making transport logistics more ecologically sustainable and efficient. All of the innovation and investment in digitalisation being undertaken by the Port of Gothenburg is aimed at creating the intelligent, globally integrated port of the future. A modern port where people, technology and information are all interlinked. The Gothenburg Port Authority plays a central role in the cargo hub as a neutral guarantor for integrity when it comes to quality, security and sustainability.
The Port of Gothenburg shall be a digital, globally integrated port. A centre for innovation and technological solutions. We want more actors to use the Port of Gothenburg as a catalyst for the development of smart, sustainable logistics flows. This is why we are now running a number of major projects in which the Port of Gothenburg is leading the way when it comes to the use of new technological opportunities. We are developing digitalised port calls in order to make them more cost-efficient and time-efficient, while at the same time reducing their environmental impact. There is also traceable cargo handling, where it is possible to track the cargo from factory to shop, in real time. The primary initiative involves the development of a new digital system in which all of the elements described above are interlinked – as one ecosystem of digital services based on one single source. The Port of Gothenburg shall offer a secure, neutral platform in which the data collected only reaches those that should have access to it.
Digitalised Port – our projects.
Digitalised Port is all of the innovation and investment in digitalisation being undertaken by the Port of Gothenburg in order to create the intelligent, globally integrated port of the future. A modern port where people, technology and information are all interlinked. The Gothenburg Port Authority plays a central role in the cargo hub as a neutral guarantor for integrity when it comes to quality, security and sustainability.
Digitalised Port is divided into two stages:
1. Track the cargo
The focus here is on supporting the transport chain in its entirety. This is achieved by offering what we refer to as Track and Trace – a system in which customers can track the position of their cargo, from departure to arrival. In this first phase, we are focusing on the progress of the cargo from port terminal, via rail, to the inland terminal and finally to the owner of the cargo, all in real time. The launch took place in autumn 2001.
2. Efficient port calls
In the second stage of Digitalised Port, we are working to create the most efficient process possible for port calls. For a vessel’s port call to be optimal, many actors collaborate and maintain a close dialogue. Digitalisation offers new opportunities to share, show and predict the status of port calls, enhancing and increasing accuracy. The first step will be taken after the summer, with the launch of the digital berth planning tool Allberth. This will give us the conditions we need to create “Just in Time Arrival” (JIT), a complete tool in which all parties involved in a port call are in the right place at the right time. JIT will then give us more sustainable, more efficient and safer port calls and transport operations.
The sustainability perspective is present in all initiatives for a more digital port. The digital sharing of information and efficiency improvement that it can bring may hopefully contribute to a reduced environmental impact. It involves, for example, reduced climate impact from port calls, when the port call process becomes more efficient.