Development of the Digital Auditing Tool
Activities 3.1 – 3.3 Report
Development of State-of-the-Art on Blockchain technologies in Ports and Terminals
The report was developed in close cooperation with the state-of-the-art report in Working Package 4, therefore, we highly recommend to check it out here as well.
The report is based on research for best practices and knowledge as a collection and analysis of the information and materials. Furthermore, it provides an accumulation of the information to the SB region and the given conditions of the small ports. In the first stage, eight small and medium sized ports of the South Baltic Region (partly Project and Associated Partners) are analyzed regarding their digital readiness and available technologies. Additionally, a short introduction of the current state of the art for two large ports is included as digital benchmark – Rotterdam and Hamburg.
Development of Cross-Border Digital Auditing Tool for Small Ports
Performance measurement in ports has a long-standing history. Although there exist a broad range of concepts and approaches in research landscape and practice, there is no universal standard model that is applicable for each study case. Generally, the majority of performance measurement concepts have in common that they focus on so-called KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). In the context of ports, KPIs are often transformed to PPIs (Port Performance Indicators), which demonstrates the target-oriented purpose. However, the project partnership develops an tailor-made digitalization index for small and medium sized ports based on latest published innovation and maritime indices such as DiGiX (Digitisation index), PPI (Port Performance Index) and DRI (Digital Readiness Index). At the final stage, we can introduce the DRIP – Digital Readiness Index for Ports, which is our basis for the developed audit tool and benchmarking index. Within the DRIP, five dimensions with 38 related indicators are elaborated.
Development of Cross-Border Digital Auditing Tool Application Procedure
Before publishing the auditing tool and approaching small and medium sized ports, the partnership implemented a short testing phase to receive direct feedback from port representatives. In Summer 2019, four meetings between port representatives and our WP-Leader were organized for the structured interviews, namely in Rostock, Wismar, Lubmin and Haldensleben. The yielded results and remarks from the interviewed ports led to a joint discussion and initiated an improvement of the tool to its published status.