Event

Lunch and Learn: Connected Ports

    Venue: Online
    Cost: This is a free event.

Attend this event

Starts 21 Jun 12:15

Ends 21 Jun 13:00

Register now

`Smart Ports’ are increasingly implementing innovations across the entire value chain with a wide range of technologies.

About this event

Ports are the primary nexus of global trade – by orders of magnitude, more goods flow through them than any other international trade hub. In its most recent report on the subject, Statista.com showed 1.83 billion metric tons flow through ports each year at a collective value of $12 trillion USD.

As the future of trade is shaped by technology developments like automation, blockchain and sustainable infrastructure, `Smart Ports’ are increasingly implementing innovations across the entire value chain with a wide range of technologies.

Enabled by private, stand-alone 5G networks we are seeing the increased use of technological solutions like robotics and the IoT that are driving increased productivity. Such networks also support capacity sensing, route optimization, energy management, fault detection & resolution and all can be done much more (cost) efficiently.

Ports have always been strategically important infrastructure and therefore must be protected against cyber-attacks; digitalized and connected supply chains increase vulnerability here. However, a prominent feature of 5G networks is their reliability and resilience to such attacks. Another key feature of 5G networks is ultra-low latency which supports greater degrees of automation and as we are seeing this in terminals across the globe.

Working with one of our technical partners then, this seminar aims to illustrate the features of one such Connected Port. BT partnered with Belfast Port towards the end of 2020 and have been working to install a 5G eco-system at the port.

Simon Haston, Digital Place Lead with BT will give us an insight into the project and give us a peak at the port of the future.

Please join us for this exciting event and please do bring your lunch!

Agenda

12:15 – Welcome & Housekeeping

12:20 – Introductions; Tom Marchbanks, Business Engagement Manager, Forth Valley S5GConnect Hub.

12:25 – Connected 5G Ports: Using 5G to deliver innovative Smart Port solutions and services at Belfast Harbour – Simon Haston, Digital Place Lead, BT Plc

12:45 – Q&A

13:00 – Close

Tweet