Mr. Greenstein, Vice President of Watson Internet of Things (IoT), Consumer Offerings, IBM, believes that “Digitizing the shipping industry enables supply chains and businesses to be more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent.” This transformation will include AI. The idea is to have IoT-enabled sensors gather data (tides and currents, temperature, wind speed and direction, water levels, berth availability and visibility), analyze with AI and provide it to operators thought one interface. There will be no one size fits all solution for all ports, but digitization should save shipping companies and ports allot of money through greater efficiency, so many ports are currently exploring their options.

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(World Maritime News)