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Gain a competitive advantage with GIS for ports

Large international ports are complex organizations. Port staff manage assets and facilities. They optimize transportation infrastructure and port performance—all while minimizing traffic congestion and environmental impacts. And they must coordinate all these activities to ensure unencumbered throughput that protects profit and sustainability.


For optimal performance, leaders need access to the best real-time port data and spatial intelligence to make the best decisions. Become a smart port with GIS for ports and thrive in today's dynamic port environment.

Ports Thrive with Smart Technology ebook

Ports are critical to our global supply chain and need to meet high demand while operating safely and sustainably. GIS provides ports with a methodology and technological foundation for gaining a new level of optimal performance. Discover how ports can leverage GIS to enhance efficiency and make more strategic infrastructure investment decisions.

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System of engagement

Location plays a critical role in all port activities. A system of engagement founded on geographic information system (GIS) technology provides a platform to organize your location-based port data—making it easy to understand, analyze, and act on.

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Use GIS to understand how location impacts all aspects of your organization.


Identify business needs, then easily access the geospatial data and analysis you need to achieve your goals.


Accelerate digital transformation to improve access to information, communication, and port operations.


Use GIS to create efficient workflows and ready-to-go business applications that break down data silos.

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