In this week’s Future Trends – Design Fiction of Ports we look at two futuristic visions of how shipping and on-demand goods delivery will work in a split-second supply chain in futuristic ports. And, we also show Voltri-Pra in Genoa and a discussion on the relationship between ports and cities with the Mayor of Antwerp, Deputy Mayor of Yokohama, and Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Rolls-Royce | Future shore control centre
Rolls-Royce presents a vision of a future land-based control centre in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control a fleet of remote controlled and autonomous vessels across the world.
The crew uses interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones to monitor what is happening both on board and around the ship. Remote and autonomous ships are one of three elements of the company’s innovative Ship Intelligence strategy, which will enable customers to transform their marine businesses by harnessing the power of big data.
The film marks the final stage of research that will inform the design and construction of an effective remote operations centre which is essential to the company’s plans to develop autonomous and remote controlled vessels.
Kalmar Port 2060 vision
Note: they don’t quite understand how Hyperloop will actually work in this. The one thing about really great design fiction is that things operate in ways that are absolutely realistic.
Voltri-Pra, The Container Terminal of the Future
Here is a modern day operation aiming for efficiency and expecting change at Voltri-Pra in Genoa.
The Future of Ports and Their Relationship with Cities
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