PD Ports said it is “working to tackle shared challenges facing the maritime sector” after hosting the first UK Maritime Innovation Hub at the Port of Tyne earlier this week.
The event, which attracted 70 delegates, is a partnership with Port of Tyne, PD Ports, Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ubisoft and the Department for Transport. Delegates delivered a project plan aimed at improving berth utilisation and cargo capabilities.
Frans Calje, chief executive at PD Ports, said: “We are delighted that PD Ports is playing an active part in the 2050 Innovation Hub, and it is great that positive collaborations are already working to tackle shared challenges facing the maritime sector.”
Next month will see the Innovation Hub Hackathon take place, with tech partners, coders, developers, programmers and app builders working together to develop software solutions that will optimise cargo capabilities at ports and in the supply chain.
Matt Beeton, chief executive at Port of Tyne, said: “I’m really proud of the work taking shape in the 2050 Innovation Hub and delighted that so many industry partners are joining forces to develop new models of knowledge exchange and open innovation.
“The 2050 Innovation Hub is leading the way and the results will help ports and the global supply chain apply new technology to optimise efficiencies and improve competitiveness.”
By Michelle Mooney