Tag: Port Asset Management

A big part of Finnish knowhow on port software is now under one roof – VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto

A big part of Finnish knowhow on port software is now under one roof – VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto

VRT Finland Oy has been working with port industry in Europe since its founding in 2010, performing 3D surveys and doing digitizing projects for ports. VRT has also developed a cloud software GISGRO which offers ports an easy start on the path for digitalization and enables gathering of georeferenced port asset information into one visual…

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Categories: News, Port

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words -How to Improve Communications in a Port?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words -How to Improve Communications in a Port?

Communication. This is the heel of Achilles in many organizations, regardless of the size of the organization or the industry they do business in. The common question is how to exchange information effectively to all parties needed, and how to ensure there are no communication errors affecting the quality of the work. In ports, the…

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The Benefits of a Centralized Port Data Platform – GISGRO 2.0

The Benefits of a Centralized Port Data Platform – GISGRO 2.0

We are continuously striving to improve GISGRO’s solutions for ports. Our next step of development includes combining features targeted to help different parts and teams of a port together as modules. With this update, ports can more easily plan their digitalization path as they can first tackle the most urgent needs for development in their…

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Two Finnish Port Software Companies Launch Cooperation to Accelerate Port Digitalization with Easy-to-use Solutions

Two Finnish Port Software Companies Launch Cooperation to Accelerate Port Digitalization with Easy-to-use Solutions

In ports, as well as in many other industries, there is a huge buzz around digitalization. Still, ports are facing challenges with software and data compatibility. The current solutions consider only one aspect of port’s operations, which increases the need for using multiple different software. To bring the digitalization into everyday lives of ports Finnish…

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Case North Sea Port: Improving Collaboration in Port Asset Management with a Smart Online Platform GISGRO

Case North Sea Port: Improving Collaboration in Port Asset Management with a Smart Online Platform GISGRO

Together. Smarter. North Sea Port is a multimodal and cross-border port area that stretches from Vlissingen on the North Sea coast in the Netherlands, some 32 kilometers inland to Ghent in Belgium, connecting maritime cargo flows from all over the world to hinterland transport via inland shipping, railroads, pipelines, and motor ways. The vast port…

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Categories: Case Studies, Port

Case Port of Uusikaupunki: Digitalization Supports the Port’s Quality Management and Efficient Operations

Case Port of Uusikaupunki: Digitalization Supports the Port’s Quality Management and Efficient Operations

Uusikaupunki is a coastal city in South-Western Finland. The city’s history goes back to the 16th century, when seafaring was an important source of livelihood in the city. In the 18th century, Uusikaupunki was known as a center of sailing ship construction but today one of the main industries of the city is automotive. Port…

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Categories: Case Studies, Port

Case Hamburg Port Authority: Bringing Asset Survey Data in One Place Saves Time and Effort in Port Maintenance

Case Hamburg Port Authority: Bringing Asset Survey Data in One Place Saves Time and Effort in Port Maintenance

Port of Hamburg is the biggest seaport in Germany and the third biggest in Europe, handling 140 million tons of cargo and over 8000 port calls annually. The busy seaport is also a forerunner in port digitalization and technology. Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) follows the smartPORT philosophy, considering all the aspects of port’s operations from…

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How to Boost Your Survey Business? – Tips for a Better Client Experience

How to Boost Your Survey Business? – Tips for a Better Client Experience

Fast development of remote sensing technology has increased the supply and decreased the price of survey equipment. This means the amount of survey data is increasing in an accelerating pace. Too much of the data is still underused, and we think the survey industry should take an action to change this. In this article, we…

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Case Port of Moerdijk: Utilization of Cloud Platform in Smart Port Asset Management and Operations

Case Port of Moerdijk: Utilization of Cloud Platform in Smart Port Asset Management and Operations

Port of Moerdijk is the fourth largest seaport in the Netherlands. The port ties together different types of logistics, serving both international sea freight and inland transport. Over twelve million freight tonnages and over ten thousand vessels annually keep the port busy. About four hundred companies occupy the port area, using the infrastructure for different…

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