Kalmar presents its new Port 2060 vision for sustainable future of cargo handling
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has revised its vision for Port 2060 and is launching a new video to depict how the sustainable future of cargo handling will look like in the year 2060, the company said in its press release. According to Kalmar's renewed vision for cargo handling in 2060, data has fundamentally changed the way the world trade operates, making it more efficient, safe and sustainable. People will live in smart cities that are part of a global ecosystem where consumer demand drives logistics and cargo handling industry.
In Kalmar's view of the future, terminals will be complete logistic ecosystems that act as global interchange points for an on-demand society. All ports will be automated and run on renewable energy with zero carbon emissions. Continuous predictive maintenance ensures that everything runs smoothly at all times. Big data will be used to the full benefit of our society. Artificial intelligence combined with human experience and knowledge will help us solve highly complex problems. People are more connected than ever and new digital technologies have enabled different forms of collaboration, co-creation and innovation that have positively impacted millions of lives around the globe.
The Port 2060 initiative was originally launched in 2011 to spark discussion on the future of the port industry. Through a series of articles, blog posts and conference presentations, Kalmar has aimed to anticipate the challenges and solutions that will be relevant to containerisation as it approaches its centenary.