For some time now, we have come to place signi cant value on digitalisation through common platforms that connect the landside and portside sectors of the container logistics supply chain. Driven by common data-platforms and interoperable technology solutions, gone are the days of having to manually complete forms or enter the same data numerous times over, or having trucks waiting in queues only to be turned away due to incorrect documentation.

The Port of Fremantle, currently fourth busiest in Australia, is at the forefront of adopting digitisation and technology solutions, with around 89% of its daily delivery orders from its shipping line partners being received electronically. The adoption of latest technology products like Containerchain has provided significant improvement in operational visibility, planning and execution compared with other larger port precincts in Australia.

Our editorial "Fremantle Port embracing digitalisation with outstanding results" recently published in the Spring 2020 issue of Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) Across Borders explores the rising success of the Port of Fremantle due to the adoption of digitalisation.