Posts in: Vision
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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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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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Interesting times for the container shipping industry

China blocks the P3 Network mega-alliance, but the challenges facing the container shipping business still remain.

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Generation Z is coming – are you ready?

This is an imaginary story looking back from the year 2024. It highlights the generation gap, as well as the opportunities and challenges this may create for the terminal operating business.

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No single organisation can get us into the next century

Companies have come a long way since industrialisation, through continuous refinement of their operations together with other players in the same value chain. However, they will need a new approach if they are to solve the grand challenges facing various industries. In its many forms, ICT-enabled open innovation is a very powerful approach of this […]

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What if containers were intelligent?

The container is both one of the simplest and the most important of the world’s innovations. It would be fair to say that it has been the chief enabler of growth in global production, international trade and the global economy. And even if containers are simple, the solutions moving them are just the opposite; they are […]

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Designing the next generation container port

The Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge sought to identify innovative ideas on how to plan, design and operate the next generation of container ports that exemplify performance, productivity and sustainability. This was an exciting challenge, as it was about a real business case: to design  the biggest, the most efficient and most sustainable terminal […]

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Kalmar’s vision of Port 2060

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