Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launched a video to depict how the sustainable future of cargo handling will look like in the year 2060. Kalmar envisions data to fundamentally change the way the world trade operates, making it more efficient, safe and sustainable.
“In 2060, we believe that services will be more personalised and efficient. Specialised items, such as your favourite blend of coffee, can be ordered directly from a local producer. Goods will be moved rapidly around the world in smart containers that know their contents and destination. Everything will be automated and highly efficient,” says Frank Kho, Vice President, Market Intelligence, Strategy and Development and a member of the “Port 2060 Think Tank”.
In Kalmar’s view of the future:
- people will live in smart cities that are part of a global ecosystem where consumer demand drives logistics and cargo handling industry.
- 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 original Port 2060 vision was mainly focused on the physical dimensions of a port and it has carried very well through all these years. However, the possibilities that digitalisation, data and software will provide, will have a fundamental impact on the global trade and logistics ecosystem. Automation and artificial intelligence, for example, will help us to create a more sustainable future while enabling better collaboration and interaction between people” commented Frank Kho.