About this Event Series
By rail, road, sea, inland waterways or air, the transport and logistics sectors are the linchpins that keep the UK moving. As an island nation, the movement of goods is critical to our economy, with imports and exports worth £48bn and £51bn annually, respectively. Moving people in 2019 clocked up 873 billion passenger kilometres. These figures have taken a knock in the wake of the pandemic and with the sectors’ return to pre-pandemic levels comes a considerable set of challenges. The post-COVID, post-Brexit world is ever more complex, with shifting consumer demands and behaviours, rising costs and shrinking margins. Add to this, the sectors’ need to address its status as the UK’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases (prior to the pandemic).
To succeed and thrive, organisations need to become more resilient, agile and productive. 5G – and the digital technologies it powers – can be the key to unlocking a more efficient, sustainable future for transport and logistics.
About this Session
Ports are essential to the UK economy, 95% of all import and export tonnage is transported by sea. It’s been a challenging couple of years. In 2020 all ports shipped tonnage totalled 438.9 million tonnes, a 9% dip on 2019 due to drop off in demand for liquid bulk. How times change, as economies emerge post-Covid, demand is up and bringing its own challenges. Add some daft behaviour from parts of the public and we get empty pumps and shelves notwithstanding there’s plenty to go round.
5G probably can’t help much with panic buying but it can enable high capacity, optimised systems for traffic and goods management, increase operational safety, connected maintenance, remote operations and more. Join us to learn about the how and why of 5G from those who’ve implemented it on the ground. This event will be of interest to anyone with an interest in contemporary Ports and Freight operations and outcomes.