Future of shipping showcased at ‘Piers of the Future’ event

Wed 04/12/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
Future of shipping showcased at ‘Piers of the Future’ event

Visitors to the ‘Smart Ports: Piers of the Future’ exhibit in Barcelona were given insights into the future of the world’s shipping trade. Six of the world’s major ports (Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam) took part at the event, held within the Smart City Expo World Congress, 19 to 21 November, at the Fira de Barcelona, where they showcased their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects.

The event featured two side events: ‘Policy & Sustainability ahead: IMO 2020, Transparency, Digitisation’, a conference addressing the soon-to-be-implemented IMO 2020 regulation, that will raise taxes on ships’ sulphur emissions, and the ‘Smart Ports Barcelona Summit’, in which the ports engaged in discussions centring on innovation.


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