Valencia, October 10, 2019
Last Tuesday, the meeting took place in Marseille to formalize the creation of the Terminal Industry Committtee 4.0 (ICT 4.) association, whose presidency is held Terminal Link (part of CMA CGM) and for which the Valenciaport Foundation acts as general secretary.
This association is an initiative of FEPORT and PEMA whose objective is to combine terminal operators, port equipment manufacturers and software providers to define, develop and maintain standards focused on harmonizing operations in container terminals. This objective responds to the need (recognized by the sector) to have standards that allow both operators and manufacturers to advance in the digital transformation of their operations and adopt Industry 4.0 models by the port sector. The existence of these standards will allow a faster adoption of these models and at a lower cost, allowing operators and manufacturers to share the same understanding of the key aspects that affect the operations and logistics of port terminals.
Although the formalization of the association has been held this week, TIC 4.0 has been in operation for a year in the form of specific work groups focused on processes and operational sub-processes such as container yard management, dock-ship interface, reception / delivery , etc.
TIC 4.0 has the participation of numerous operators: APM Terminals, DP World, Eurogate, Terminal Link, PSA, Hutchison Ports, Yilport, Bolloré Ports and MMC Ports; as well as with equipment manufacturers Kalmar, Konecranes, Hyster-Yale, Liebherr, Kuenz and ZMPC; and software / automation developers: TBA, RBS and TMEIC.
Source: Fundación Valenciaport