Port of Rotterdam releases whitepaper addressing digitisation and sustainability
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In their newly released whitepaper, the Port of Rotterdam explains that digitilisation is condusive to sustainability.
Four opportunities to pursue the goals of digitilisation and resulting sustainability are identified therein:
- Reduction of CO2 emissions by the use of already existing knowledge
- Increase of realibility through collaboration
- Use of the predictive power of Artificial Intelligence
- Embracing a paperless supply chain
According to the paper, the supply chain is already becoming greener and proposals that are ecologically friendly are being pushed by lawmakers and the market as sustainability becomes a differentiator.
Digital tools provide data and insight in this double shift, allowing freight forwarders and shippers to improve efficiency and dependability in a sustainable chain.
The full whitepaper is linked below.
CCNR Releases reflection “Act Now” addressing low water levels
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The third edition of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) reflection paper “Act now” addresses low water levels and how they affect Rhine navigation.
A follow-up expert session on “Low water and the consequences for Rhine navigation” was organised by the CCNR on January 18, 2023. The third version of the reflection paper “Act now!” is now being published in Dutch, English, German, and French by the CCNR.
It considers the outcomes of the expert follow-up session in 2023 as well as the low water workshop in 2019. The primary changes include an examination of the low water event in 2022 and fresh advancements in digital technologies, shipper and logistics operations, infrastructure, and vessel adaption.
The necessity for intense cross-border cooperation amongst Member States and more discussion amongst the major players regarding potential adaptations to low water conditions was reaffirmed in 2023. In fact, no single player can solve every issue, just as there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. For this reason, it is deemed critical to support both public and private projects and to spark group efforts. Over the upcoming years, the CCNR intends to continue hosting these “Low water talks” on a regular basis.
DNV releases guidelines for the responsible use of AI
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A collection of recommended practises (RPs) was released by global risk management and quality assurance company DNV, which will allow businesses that manage vital equipment, assets, and infrastructure to securely implement artificial intelligence (AI).
High-quality AI systems need robust building blocks including data, sensors, algorithms, and digital twins. The nine updated or new RPs cover each of these virtual building blocks.
With the advent of AI, risk management must change. AI-enabled systems change in milliseconds, in contrast to conventional mechanical or electrical systems, which deteriorate over time.
Consequently, each acquired data point may cause a normal DNV certificate, which has a three to five year validity span, to become invalid.
To accurately evaluate failure modes and enable real-world performance optimisation, this requires a new assurance strategy and a thorough understanding of the intricate interactions between the system and AI.
The first AI law ever passed in the world will be the European Union Artificial Intelligence Act. AI is defined quite broadly in the regulation, effectively encompassing any data-driven system used in the EU, regardless of where the data is sourced or generated.