China News Network, Hong Kong, November 16 (Reporter Wei Huadu) The Second World Conference of Shipping Merchants continued to be held in Hong Kong on the 16th. On the online forum entitled "Digital Development of Smart Ports and Shipping Logistics", participants believed that digitalization is the future development direction of ports, which will help to achieve high-quality development, cope with risks and ensure the stability of the supply chain.
It is reported that the above forum was themed with "new trends and new synergies". Deng Weidong, Chief Strategic Officer of China Merchants Group, Chen Yingming, Executive Vice President of China Port Association, Wang Xiufeng, Vice Chairman of China Merchants Port Group Co., Ltd., Yan Gang, Vice Chairman of China Merchants Port Group Co., Ltd., and several industry insiders attended to discuss the digital transformation of smart ports in the shipping industry.
Chen Yingming said at the forum that smart ports are the direction of future port development and will usher in a revolutionary transformation of maritime transport services. Digitalization will bring about new shipping formats, new models and new services. Industry insiders should enhance the synergy of industrial policies and foster a sustainable digital ecological development environment. He said that the China Port Association will continue to support Hong Kong to consolidate and enhance its position as an international shipping center and better integrate into the construction of the Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area.
Wang Xiufeng said in his speech that the port and shipping industry has a practical, profound and extensive digital application scenario. The establishment of a digital transportation system represented by smart ports and digital shipping is conducive to achieving high-quality development of "intelligence, efficiency, green and safety", coping with uncertain risk shocks and ensuring the stability and smoothness of the international supply chain.
Wang Xiufeng said that the smart port will become a new driving force for the high-quality development of the port and leverage the new growth of ecology and industry with digital empowerment.
During the round table discussion, the participants were cautiously optimistic about the shipping industry in the coming year, and believed that there was hope for the industry to recover, so they should take a positive attitude to deal with the current difficulties. "Cooperation, openness, sharing, trust and participation" is the key word for the port and shipping industry to accept the digital challenge and face the future together, which is also the expectation of the industry. (End)