What Does a Modern Cargo Port Look Like?

Cargo Port

The modern image of a cargo port accounts for higher volume and has far better approaches toward security.

If you’ve ever ordered something online or purchased a product in a big box store, it’s likely that it went through at least a cargo port or two. Unless you’re living completely off the grid, relying on the global economy to sort out much of your daily needs is a part of most people’s lives. Like most industries, the cargo and transportation industry is constantly adapting to fulfill the needs of end-consumers, though this isn’t always apparent unless you’re an industry insider. Below, we want to take a look at a few ways the typical cargo port has modernized and what that means for the rest of us in return.

Intelligent Container Management

Because of the sheer amount of product that travels through cargo ports, it’s important that we’re able to track the shipping containers used for transporting all those goods. In the past, and even in some places today, registries and manifests were all that could be relied on. The written word was the best way to keep track of cargo containers, but this ultimately creates a system that is vulnerable to theft. Technologies such as container code readers, especially those backed by artificial intelligence like Gatekeeper’s system, can go a long way in accounting for every piece of cargo and ensuring that valuable products aren’t lost along the way.

Suited For Increased Volumes

As the global economy ramps up and the world becomes more interconnected, there develops a need for transporting larger volumes. This is evident in the fact that cargo ships have gotten much larger, some even being called “mega” container ships. However, these vessels come with their own baggage as well and require specific equipment to operate with, facilities large enough to handle them, and good enough inland distribution and infrastructure to make sure everything gets to where it needs to be.

Adapting to Eco-Friendly Standards

As a result of concerns over global warming, there is a call for better standards regarding emissions. A modern cargo port is much more likely to consider what can be done to create a more sustainable business model that doesn’t put too much strain on the environment.

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