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Cádiz port plans €4.2 million technology investment

Cádiz, Spain (PortSEurope) July 12, 2019 – Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz) plans to invest a total of €4.2 million in the development and implementation of its Technology Master Plan in 2019-2022, within the framework of digitalisation of processes and services of the organization to promote its competitiveness and efficiency.

The president of the APBC, Teófila Martínez, said that it was a commitment to the future, already initiated by some ports, to take advantage of the processes of digitization and robotization, which will increase the quality and efficiency of its services and infrastructures”, assuming, in addition, that technology can and must become a differentiating element of the offer of the port of Cadiz.

The challenge is shared between the port agency and the operators and terminals, which have to use and apply the new technologies to digitize their business processes, not only with their own character to achieve the Smart Port target (Port 4.0), but to integrate into a more general Logistics 4.0 concept.

To this end, Port of Bahía de Cádiz has recently developed its own initiatives in this regard, such as the drafting of the aforementioned Technology Master Plan, carried out with the participation and collaboration of all the units of the organization, and the commissioning within its technological infrastructure of a SMART platform, in which all the projects of said plan can be integrated in order to bring together all the processes and services of the organization under a holistic vision that allows to generate knowledge and business intelligence from the information through the consolidation of the data of all of them.

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz

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