Terminals and ports will see greater demand for providing visibility and predictability to container moves for logistics providers and shippers
By Patrick Burnson
February 08, 2017
NavisWorld -- a bi-annual conference providing port terminal operators with insights to optimize the movement of containers through their facilities with the use of advanced technology and other innovations – will also focus on e-commerce this year.
"While the main impact of e-commerce to date has been around last mile logistics and warehouses, it is interesting to think how e-commerce can link back to what’s happening in the terminal and port," says Andy Barrons, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, for Navis.
The new warehousing infrastructure and downstream processes need to be underpinned with accurate and near-real-time information flows from the upstream container movement from vessel arrival through to container availability and yard management that feeds the gate and rail process, observes Barrons.
"Terminals and ports will see greater demand for providing visibility and predictability to container moves for logistics providers and shippers," he says. "This is turn will drive more automation of processes."
NavisWorld, takes place in San Francisco on March 27-30 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel.
About the author
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management
and Supply Chain Management Review
magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]