Smart ports are the future of cargo logistics, where digital technology is used to optimize the movement of goods through ports. One of the key features of smart ports is the use of digital twin technology, which creates a virtual replica of the port and its operations. This allows port operators to simulate and optimize different scenarios, such as vessel traffic, crane movements and storage areas, in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
One of the ways to optimize the movements of goods in the smart port is by using the concept of “playing Tetris” inside the port. Using of advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence to optimize the placement of containers on ships the port can maximize the use of space and reduce the number of times containers need to be moved, thus reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
Furthermore, smart ports also use other technologies such as IoT sensors, RFID, and 5G networks to gather real-time data on cargo movement, weather conditions, and vessel traffic, which helps to improve decision-making and increase safety.