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Digitalisation is not a product, it’s a systemic change

Digitalisation is a contemporary societal topic among businessmen, scholars, politicians, and citizens. Uber’s disruption of the taxi business is a practical example of the impact of digitalisation that has led to similar business models being adopted in other industries. Digitalisation offers major returns for some and ultimate losses for others, which is similar to Joseph […]

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Building Brand Love with Superior User Experience

We would like to pose a provocative question: Could you make your product or service so great to use that your customers would want to tattoo your logo onto their arm?

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Future of ASC – A look beyond electrification

The interest towards electric powered equipment is increasing – not only because of its environmentally friendly aspects – but also due to many additional positive spin-offs it provides like noise reduction, ease of maintenance and automation. We at Kalmar were able to get rid of the diesel engine onboard an Automatic Stacking Crane (ASC) by […]

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The container terminal as a buffer

In my career, I have met a lot of very capable consultants who commit a fundamental error in how they view a container terminal. Often, people compare a terminal to a production line, and try to make it work more like one, when, in fact it is a service. The purpose of a production line […]

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Transforming the way we work

Digitalisation allows us to take big leaps not only in technology, but also in the way we work. The key word is ecosystem. We at Kalmar see digital ecosystem as a collaboration platform for the entire product lifecycle in cargo handling.

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Back to the future

21 October 2015 was the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown time-travelled to the future in the movie ‘Back to the future’. The date triggered somewhat global hype among movie enthusiasts as many ‘Back to the Future II’ predictions have come true. These movies are a great example on how to let our ideas fly […]

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Does digitalisation automatically lead to better services?

Container handling equipment has reached the era of automation. On the services side, digitalisation is now the leading theme throughout the customer lifecycle. But does digitalisation automatically lead to better services?

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Sustainable terminal automation

A conversion to automation is a significant undertaking that requires deep technical expertise as well as a capacity to integrate numerous complex systems. In order to carry out the conversion in a sustainable way from the point of view of the environment, the economy and people, both client and vendor need to focus on careful […]

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Digitalisation – incremental development or disruption?

Over the past few years, we have seen the reshaping of many business models that have existed for centuries. If this sounds like an exaggeration, just think of what is going on in the media and in retail trade.

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Automation potential for brownfield terminals

Automating a greenfield (newly built) terminal from scratch is often what comes to mind when discussing automated terminals. However, existing (brownfield) terminals can be automated partially or wholly to achieve the benefits of automation.

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