for Ports and Terminals
of the future
Ports in Southeast Asia have seen a surge in throughput in recent years in part due to the geopolitical climate and the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the maritime industry has been gearing towards the change along the whole value chain to operate more efficiently and with greater sustainability to meet international decarbonisation targets. The pressure is rising to ports to transform in order to stay competitive, attract shipping lines to berth and be future-ready.
WHAT MAKES A PORT BETTER?
Time is money, which is why efficiency at ports is highly valued. An efficiently-run port maintains assets in tiptop condition to prevent breakdowns. This requires regular routine inspection and asset health checks. Ideally, a budget should also be set aside for digitalisation to improve operational efficiency, and training to ensure effective application.
ABLE TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS
When you make it east for ships to dock and undock in the shortest possible time, you enable speedier unloading and loading of containers or commodities. This results in a higher number of ships accepted in a fixed timeframe.
Whit this, the vessels burn less fuel while waiting in line, which helps reduce their carbon emission. As a bonus, it enables shipping lines to trade carbon credits and contribute to global decarbonization initiaves, and at the same time report better ESG in their annual report.
ABLE TO LOWER CARBON CONSUMPTION
Investing in electricity-powered tugboats and harbourcrafts as well as electrified zero-emission yard equipment such as RTGs, forklifts etc. will help reduce carbon consumption in the long run. Shoreside charging stations (EVCS) that will allow docking vessels to 'plug-in' to power units within the port complex will also be an attractive option.
Ports of the future must align towards international maritime targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving sustainability. Being certified to ISO 14064, OSHAS, etc. shows commitment towards this goal.