Dealing with Demand: How These 8 Ports & Rail Yards are Cracking Congestion

The days of limitation are over. You can order almost anything and have it in your hand the next day if you so desire. Coincidentally, the removal of limitation provokes an increase in wants. Consumers are more demanding than ever before as we all fight for the newest goods. But what happens when demand becomes so high that we don’t have the infrastructure to support it?
If you look at Ports and Railroads today, increased demand and shipping volumes are taking a toll that on our economy is clear. From fees and embargoes to expansion projects, transportation managers are racing to develop and improve. The revitalization of shipping operations in anticipation for continuously rising demands is happening now.

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2018: A SaaS Society

We are coming into an age where not everything is tangible. More and more people are choosing a service rather than purchasing a product up front. Companies such as Freshbooks offer an accounting platform as a service as an alternative to paying outright for licensing. The tech and service worlds are colliding as more of these companies are appearing. Intellectual property is being created everywhere. This is a very different time from when our grandparents, or even parents, were our age. Today, there are so many tools, resources at our fingertips; and we may not be able to touch them all physically. This brings us to SaaS.

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Will Blockchain Revolutionize the Ports Industry?

First introduced in the financial services sector, blockchain has come a long way. Many believe that blockchain could change the world. With the ability to store documents, digital currency, contracts, and more all in a safe space, blockchain is the future. Every action is documented and accessible to the parties involved, all in real time. Some ports, among other sectors are looking into implementing blockchain in hopes of financial gain in the long run. The use of blockchain in ports is just the beginning.

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