Educational Resources

This page contains educational resources created under the #DidYouKnow initiative. The videos and articles provide information on new trends and technologies related to intermodal transport.

Articles

Smart logistics concept

Back to basics: What is a Smart Port?

 The inclusion of the word “smart” in the name implies the capabilities of the port and the integrated workflow (Marine Insight).  So what is it exactly? A smart port is a modern port that uses advanced technology and digital systems to improve the efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness of its operations. Smart ports often use digital tools such as sensors, data analytics, augmented reality, big data, digital twins and automation to optimize the movement of cargo, reduce waste and emissions, and provide better services to stakeholders (which include shipping companies, customs authorities, and local communities). Smart ports may also include features such as renewable energy sources, electric charging stations (Onshore Power Supply), and smart infrastructure for logistics and transportation

“Partnership is the new leadership”

Recently, while I took a walk to wind down from a long workday, I came upon an episode of a podcast “The Bid”. Hosted by Mark Wiedman, this particular episode invited the CEO of the Volvo group Martin Lundstedt to talk about the future of transportation. As the conversation went on, a catchphrase voiced by […]

The War for Talent

When I was younger, the search for employees was very different. Companies created preferred “job profiles,” which would remain unchanged for large periods of time. People would send in their job profiles and hope that they would be accepted for the advertised posts. Those with a university degree (any degree – as frequently the specialisation […]

Rail as key strategic freight transport

Railway is key part of the Spanish and European commitment to decarbonise the freight transport sector. Initiatives such as ‘ecoincentivos’, digitalisation, and automation, or “usage per load volume” are some of the challenges and characteristics that have been identified to help include rail as strategic freight transport. Spain has the most kilometres of high-speed rail […]

Healthy habits create new traffic for temperature-controlled logistics

The growth in healthy eating habits has led to an increase in demand for temperature-controlled logistics Lockdowns, and the subsequent re-openings of our societies have influenced how we, as a society, approach our overall health (we’re looking at you Peleton!). This demand for healthy nutrition, which is marked by the changing global diet trends, has […]

Videos

#DidYouKnow – Port2Rail

European Railway Corridors

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

A short guide on packaging and security

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

LCL packaging

#DidYouKnow – Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

A short story of the Reefer Container

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

Distribution Networks

#DidYouKnow – Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

How important is Container Airflow?

#DidYouKnow – Mega trucks

How will the authorization of mega trucks impact intermodal freight transport in Europe?

#DidYouKnow – Container Weight Mandate

How will the new container weight mandate impact maritime transport?