The aim of the DataPorts project is to take advantage of the large amount of data generated around modern seaports thanks to the high level of digitization. To that end, the aim is to create a data market in which companies in the transport chain can participate. This will enable the creation of Big Data solutions, using Blockchain to make the integration of data sources significantly easier, faster and more reliable.
The DataPorts solution will allow users to connect and share data, thereby enabling the continuous tracking of goods along the supply chain through various ports, as well as the application of techniques based on artificial intelligence and global-level data to provide cognitive services, improve the efficiency of processes and reduce the environmental impact.
In the case of the Port of Valencia, the aim is to connect data from different sources such as the PCS, the port 4.0 platform, a freight forwarder system, a container tracking system, and a PMS (Port Management System). With these data, various applications can be created for freight tracking, container tracking, and state control of freight transport.
The specific objectives that the project aims to achieve are:
- Provide all technical tools for the acquisition, aggregation, processing and analysis of data from different companies, data sources and existing platforms.
- Implement the safe methods and governance rules needed to provide stakeholders with a trustworthy and efficient environment in which to share their data, while also offering a clear value proposition, through the use of Blockchain.
- Implement a set of advanced artificial intelligence-based applications that will rely on available data to provide greater process efficiency and new data-based business models.
- Move towards real data interconnection of the digital ports involved in trade routes and supply chains, so that locally-generated data can obtain global value.
- Extend the platform at European level, to become the de facto data platform for connecting European seaports.