Kris Kosmala Kris Kosmala is Director of Smart Port Operations Digital Services, HaskoningDHV Nederland. The company is focused on applying advanced information technologies and engineering prowess in port and terminal operations to achieve higher productivity and profitability.
  • Machine Learning – Humans Still Required You hear those terms more often because a combination of improving algorithms and faster computer hardware is allowing us to deploy technology more cheaply and work across much bigger problem sets with greater success. There are a few things to understand about ML, before working out a budget to pay for the technology and its […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Can I have my digital twin now? As a result, Gartner named “digital twin” as one of their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. After reading this article, you will have a better idea of how the digital twin solution differs from simulation software, how digital twinning is used in maritime supply chain planning and in ports, and what does it […] 0 Comments June 19, 2019
  • Logistics industry faces multiple challenges to tackle skills shortage The future of logistics is full and thorough automation, but every time we arrive at the next milepost on the road to the future, we end up needing… people. No matter how hard we work to automate, we cannot escape the need to hire people to man every automated port, airport, rail yard, and e-commerce […] 0 Comments February 21, 2019
  • AI making inroads into contract logistics As Artificial Intelligence makes inroads into contract logistics, there is a growing need for a reality check on how well prepared the industry is to adopt the technology, and what the next steps are. Kris Kosmala, Quintiq, Vice President Asia Pacific, talks through the challenges and opportunities. 0 Comments October 24, 2018
  • Economics of port innovation could be tricky Judging by the conferences dedicated to maritime logistics, the ports have an amazing, innovation-rich future ahead of them. From autonomous yard vehicles and cranes, self-optimising container stacks, to intelligent containers, ports are urged to upgrade and invest in advanced automation leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) universe. Then there are information technologies like blockchain, and […] 0 Comments March 15, 2018
  • Blockchain’s role in reducing dangerous goods’ risk A recent report by Resilinc provided a very interesting read. According to that report, “factory fires/explosions” were the most persistently disruptive supply chain events reported by Resilinc’s customers in 2017. This makes for quite a sizeable problem, even stacked against disruptions caused by the natural disasters and weather-related events happening around the globe in 2017. […] 0 Comments February 14, 2018
  • Creating advantages for Asia’s rail intermodal transportation When it comes to Asian rail intermodal transportation, what comes to mind are images of trains carrying containers between China and Europe. Sporadically, there come some news of funding of railway projects under the One Belt One Road initiative. All of that does not reflect the fact, that rail intermodal services are not the staple […] 0 Comments July 5, 2017
  • Airfreight’s Achilles Heel The cost of fuel is down, the passenger numbers up, profits instead of earning warnings, new runways, seemingly nothing to worry about. The business of aviation seems to be doing OK, thank you. Or so I thought until I ran into some old and new friends at the recent Payload Asia conference in Singapore. I […] 0 Comments November 2, 2016
  • Big data and supply chain logistics optimisation: illusion vs. reality Not one supply chain conference or event goes by without some random discussions on big data. Presenter after presenter make grandiose statements about how big data will change the way supply chains operate and how everything will be incredibly different. But when you ask what is so disruptive about all that “big” supply chain data, […] 0 Comments May 5, 2016