Enabling information sharing in a port

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Ports are integral parts of many supply chains and are as such a contributing factor to the overall efficiency of the supply chain. As the role of the ports is increasingly changing towards being more integrated into the supply chain, ports need to start focusing on optimising the activities and striving for low-lead time. Ports are also complex entities comprising of different companies. The dynamic nature of ports is also a problem when trying to optimise the utilisation of resources and ensure a low lead-time. Information sharing is crucial in the attempt to improve ports operations. This paper attempts to explain how information sharing is enabled in such an environment, and which considerations are relevant, both in regards to the information and required technology. The paper highlights trust, availability of data, and complexity of solutions and technology, as being the main hurdles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems : Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
Publication date25 Nov 2013
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783642403606
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 24 Sep 201226 Sep 2012


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012
SponsorIFIP WG 5.7, ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre, Hellenic Maintenance Society
SeriesI F I P Advances in Information and Communication Technology
NumberPART 2


  • ICT
  • Information flow
  • Information sharing
  • Port
  • Technology


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