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The holistic approach to a smarter, greener and more sustainable port ecosystem

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PortForward Stakeholder Survey

PortForward carries out a survey to gather the needs and expectations  from all types of port stakeholders, and how these needs and expectations can be satisfied through the implementation  of a ‘Port of the Future’ vision.

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The Port of the Future

Smart through ICT solutions, enhancing the exchange of information

Concept

An IoT concept for port assets and the socio-economic analysis of the port interface with its surrounding area.

Approach

A holistic approach
towards a smarter,
greener and more
sustainable port ecosystem.

Objectives

Smart Port Solutions

Green Port Solutions

Interconnected Port Solutions

Impact

Reduction of environmental impact, port’s operational costs as well as improvement of logistics efficiency.

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The Port of the Future

Interconnected with the use of a combination of different modes of transport
and the integration of different technologies

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The Port of the Future

Green through the adoption of green technologies

Participant Ports

In the PortForward Project participate a number of port authorities that reflect the European ports diversity in size, type, operations and locations.

Latest News

Learn more about the latest PortForward publications and project meetings

Virtual Fort Knox – a platform for service oriented port management systems

August 2nd, 2019|

Introduction and integration of cyber-physical systems or Internet of Things (IoT) technology in common lead to disruptive changes and  increasing complexity for IT solutions in the field of production and logistics. The use of [...]

Visit to the Port of Vigo, Spain on June 17-21, 2019: defining the scope of the Green Yard Scheduler

August 1st, 2019|

Partners of the PortForward consortium from Brunel and Leitat visited the Port of Vigo from 17 to 21 June 2019. The extended visit was mainly aimed at defining the scope of the Green Yard [...]

PortForward presented to the Federal association of the German Inland Shipping during transport logistic

June 6th, 2019|

On the second day of the transport logistic fair in Munich Tobias Kutzler of the Fraunhofer IFF presented the PortForward project to the Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt e.V. (Federal association of the German Inland [...]

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The PortForward Project Consortium

An excellent network of top-level EU research organizations, key ports,
industry and educational partners.