Document Type : Original Article
Faculty of International Transport and Logistics, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University
Institute of Environmental Studies and research, Ain Shams University
In a globalized economy, the present era has become the era of the smart economy where efficiency, adaptability, innovation and customer satisfaction are important factors besides revenue growth. These maritime developments have been accompanied by IT developments in managing their operations through smart applications and port switching from a traditional port
The Smart Port competes with others to provide technology services to the port community while achieving sustainability in the supply chain and the impact of this on the competitiveness and productivity and facilitate trade. Environmental responsibility is one of the most important considerations that the ports are concerned to become more sustainable in the operational processes in order to ensure the increase of customers and well-being middlemen and stakeholders within the port and therefore seek smart ports to find innovative ways to reduce costs and eliminate waste, which increases the added value of operations.
To rely on descriptive analytical approach, this is based on the systematic, description of the facts and characteristics related to the specific problem and the analysis of the content in a practical and accurate way to study the relations in the hypotheses of research.
By describing and analyzing the ports of Port Said and Port of Rotterdam and seeking to determine the requirements of the application of smart ports to sustain the supply chains. This has resulted in strong relations between wages and total trading volume in Port Said and Rotterdam ports by 0.00001007 and 0.0000009209 respectively, the global port classification according to the Rotterdam port turnover rate of 120.485 and the statistical relationship between the average size of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the time berth by 0.000006309.
This confirms that to achieve the sustainability of the supply chain, smart port requirement to must be applied the main recommendations of the study focus on first the interest in information technology and communication in the administrative processes and improving the environmental performance of the ports to achieve the integrated concept of the smart port and achieve sustainability, second Facilitate procedures in ports and their full mechanization, reduce the number of days needed for import and export operations, expand the use of the Internet in all stages of the movement of goods to the end customer and provide tracking techniques and tracing shipments.