Mon, 05/29/2023 - 09:30
Baltic Ports Conference

On June 20, an international conference “Ports 4.0. Conference”, organized by Baltic Ports Organizator (BPO), will take place in Riga. This year the conference has been organized in cooperation with the Freeport of Riga Authority. Its main topic is increasing the efficiency of port operations and the digitalization of processes.

“Digitization and automation of port processes is an integral part of the daily work of a modern port. Today it is not enough just to fulfil the port’s functions - in order to remain competitive, it is necessary to ensure their efficiency and traceability by implementing sufficient circulation of digital information. Today's and tomorrow's challenge in the transport and logistics sector is to maintain and increase its competitiveness. The Freeport of Riga is currently developing its central digital port information system platform, modernizing vessel traffic management system, introducing a geographic information system, an automated and autonomous access management system and other no less crucial elements. The main purpose of those activities is to create a digital infrastructure that would automate the exchange of information related to the movement of cargo between clients, control services - customs and border guards, as well as automated identification of vehicles and persons at the port gates,” commented Ansis Zeltiņš, the Freeport of Riga CEO, emphasizing that digitalisation ensures not only more efficient, but also more environmentally friendly port operation, which is no less important factor nowadays.

The main themes of “Port 4.0. Conference” discussions are improving communication, security and data management, digital twin ports, sea and land traffic management systems, as well as other topics that are currently relevant to the industry. Experts from the ports of Oslo, Hamina-Kotka, Antwerp-Bruges, Esbjerg, Gävle, Bergen, Tallinn, Riga and Rijeka, who will share their experience and discuss future digital prospects, have already confirmed their participation in the conference.

Conference agenda items:

  • How can ports improve communication, security and data management?
  • Digital twin ports – costly toys or valuable support tools?
  • Flexible traffic management system design.

Detailed conference agenda and registration: here

About BPO: The Baltic Ports Organization was established in Copenhagen in 1991 and currently unites 49 members representing the most important ports and stakeholders of the Baltic Sea region. It is well-recognized in the Baltic Sea region, EU bodies and other European regions. The mission of the organization is s to contribute to economic, social and environmentally sustainable development of maritime transport and the port industry in the Baltic Sea region, thereby strengthening its global competitiveness.

Industry professionals are invited to attend the conference, participation in the conference is free of charge.

Information for media

Liene Ozola
  • liene.ozola [at], +371 670 308 53
  • Freeport of Riga Authority
  • 12 Kalpaka blvd, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010