• AI makes it possible to be more competitive and to respond to the challenges of climate change. 
  • Geolocation as the nexus of all port operations.
  • Port Control, key to the development and digitisation of port logistics.

With the aim of analysing the trends in the development of Artificial Intelligence in the logistics-port sector and the possibilities that AI offers us today, as well as a series of examples and specific use cases of the application of artificial intelligence tools in the port sector, at Logistop we have carried out the Webinar “Trends and application of Artificial Intelligence in Port Logistics”.

For this, we have counted with the participation of Óscar Pernía, founder of NextPort.AI, Raúl Martínez, Solution Engineer and expert in BigData of Esri Spain, Airam Rodríguez, CEO of Hiades Business Patterns, and the moderation and introduction of Tomás de la Vega, managing director of Logistop, and José Andrés Giménez, leader of the port logistics working group of Logistop and director of port logistics of the ValenciaPort Foundation.

As an introduction, José Andrés reviewed the different webinars and focus sessions that Logistop has carried out and that have allowed us to identify and channel the innovation needs in port logistics of Spanish ports, identify opportunities for collaboration and national and European funding, launch proposals and innovation projects with port use cases and respond to how ports can be more efficient and competitive, improving their operations, level of service and modal connectivity with the hinterland through new technologies, Industry 4.0 models.

Subsequently, Óscar Pernía provided the necessary theoretical framework that allowed us to understand the context in which we find ourselves, identifying the current problems of port logistics and how artificial intelligence fits in to be part of the solution to these problems, based on the need to produce more with the existing infrastructure, generating new management and operation schemes that are more efficient and sustainable. As Óscar pointed out, “Artificial Intelligence, and its different fields, provide the capabilities that Smart Ports are demanding to: make decision-making more dynamic and resilient, allow different systems to interoperate to improve coordination in operations, frame a connected ecosystem for the benefit of the Port’s customers, to be more competitive and also respond to the challenges of climate change”.

“Artificial intelligence is an exponential technology that is transforming the way we live, and will evolve the way we manage and operate Ports”. Óscar Pernía, Founder, NextPort.AI

For his part, Raúl Martínez highlighted the importance of geolocation linked to artificial intelligence, providing an overview of specific examples with specific solutions that Esri has available, all taking into account that geolocation is the point of union between the different agents in port facilities.

Likewise, among the different solutions and capabilities that artificial intelligence offers us, Raúl analysed the possibility, through the digital twin, of anticipating possible failures in the supply chain which, in addition to identifying and resolving these failures, can avoid possible customer losses derived from these problems.

“Geolocation is the nexus of all port operations”. Raúl Martínez, Solution Engineer and BigData expert, Esri Spain

Finally, following the previous line, Airam Rodríguez showed us a series of specific cases in which they are working on the use of artificial intelligence applied to port logistics to make it more efficient and secure, emphasising the importance that Port Control has today. All this through the development of a series of solutions (Smart Port Control) that will help us in the negotiation processes between all the agents involved. In this way, sustainability, security and efficiency, always seeking the integration of maritime traffic with port activities, are the three main thematic blocks on which the use cases being developed are based.

 “Smart Port Control solutions will help us in the negotiation processes between all the agents involved in port logistics”. Airam Rodríguez, CEO Hiades Business Patterns


Logistop is the leading workspace for collective innovation through the realisation of projects hand in hand with our members. Transforming the entire supply chain into a more efficient and sustainable one. All of this with the objective of articulating and carrying out innovation projects between members, without excluding the possibility of collaborating with or receiving support from certain organisations external to Logistop.