Presentación de Carlos Creus Moreira en la Reunión Blue Zone Forum en Cádiz
The Blue Zone Forum is an event that will gather in Cádiz on November 29th and 30th the best specialists in the blue sector along with the latest technological advancements, in an environment of collaboration and innovation for thinking, learning, sharing, and building from all contributed viewpoints to advance in the circular economy. [Link for more information](https://www.bluezoneforum.es/participantes/ponentes/)
It will be a forum for reflection on the transition towards a more sustainable socioeconomic model, primarily based on oceans and seas as a great opportunity for the future of the planet.
At the upcoming meeting in Cádiz, Carlos Moreira, a prominent global leader in the technology sector and founder and CEO of companies listed on NASDAQ, WISeKey and SEALSQ, will present a revolutionary project that promises to mark a before and after in the container logistics industry. This project, the result of a newly signed international collaboration in Dubai, represents a qualitative leap in the use of smart containers in the fourth industrial revolution.
The project, under the code “WiseSmartContainer”, was signed by WISeKey in collaboration with the Emirates’ giant, DP World, during the global transportation summit in Dubai. These smart containers are equipped with cutting-edge technology that allows for satellite supervision of their trajectory and detailed analysis of critical data such as temperature, content integrity, and the detection of manipulations or unauthorized access. This advancement is a milestone in the context of the fourth industrial revolution center, a vision announced years ago by Carlos Moreira, which has evolved from a virtual concept to a tangible reality with concrete activities. The ultimate goal is the manufacturing of these “wisesmartcontainers” in Cádiz.
International WiseSmartContainer Consortium
Recently, an international consortium called WiseSmartContainer has been formed, integrating leading regional companies such as Caspian Containers Company, Integral Group, Grupo Bernardino Abad, Avant IoT, Fossa Systems, WISeSAT, and SealSQ. Coordinated by WISeKey, this consortium represents an exciting and promising collaboration in the sector. More details about this partnership can be found in the [Bloomberg link](https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2023-11-16/wisekey-international-holding-ltd-wisekey-and-caspian-container-launch-the-smart-container-consortium-at-the-global-freight).
Impact and Future Projections
The projection of this project is immense, especially considering the capacity of the port of Dubai, which handles 70 million containers annually. In the next decade, it is expected that these containers will progressively be secured and monitored by the WISeSAT constellation, marking a milestone in global logistic security and efficiency.
Sustainability and International Collaboration
In a parallel approach, Carlos Moreira will have a dialogue with Günter Pauli, known as the father of the circular economy, on the topic of sustainability. They will discuss how this technology can radically reduce carbon emissions in the container transport industry, one of the most polluting industries. The joint work of Moreira and Pauli at the international level seeks to achieve concrete results in reducing the carbon footprint, demonstrating a commitment to Sustainability and responsible innovation. One of the initiatives currently under discussion is the creation of a 4th generation industrial center for logistics in the Free Zone of the port of Cadiz with a focus on sustainability.
Carlos Moreira’s presentation during the Blue Zone Forum not only highlights an innovative technological project but also underscores a commitment to sustainability and efficiency in global logistics. This project represents a clear example of how advanced technology and international collaboration can significantly contribute to sustainable development and the future of the logistics industry. WISeKey’s technological innovation, which includes cybersecurity, smart containers, microprocessors, and WISeSatellites, is being used by Gunter Pauli for the development of a fleet of solar boats intended for ecological transport. This fleet focuses on the efficient use of space through storage containers that slide in and out of each other, optimizing the available space on each boat. Additionally, these containers have the ability to float and are being considered for use in developing countries to create affordable housing for disadvantaged populations.
Pauli, in collaboration with Moreira, is seeking to revolutionize and decarbonize maritime and terrestrial container transport. This innovative project has already caught the attention of major entities like DP World. Furthermore, plans are underway to incorporate the province of Cádiz and its ecosystem into this project, which is expected to be inaugurated at an upcoming event. The synergy of these technologies and collaborations points to a significant advancement in sustainable transportation solutions and affordable housing, aligning with sustainable development goals and reducing the carbon footprint.
The WISeSmartContainers initiative offers a comprehensive solution that addresses several critical aspects of the maritime and terrestrial transportation sectors, aiming to revolutionize the way goods are transported globally. This initiative is particularly relevant given the significant environmental impact of the transportation sector, especially maritime shipping, on global CO₂ emissions.
Collaborative Effort in Architecture and Advocacy: The initiative emphasizes
a collaborative approach to design and promote a unified platform. This collaboration likely involves stakeholders from various sectors, including shipping companies, technology providers, environmental groups, and regulatory bodies. By working together, these parties can ensure the development of a system that meets diverse needs, including operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and environmental responsibility.
Integrated and Secure Platform: Employing hybrid IoT (Internet of Things) communications that integrate both satellite and terrestrial networks, WISeSmartContainers can provide constant, real-time tracking and monitoring of containers. This seamless connectivity ensures that the containers are not only traceable across vast oceanic distances but also secure and efficient in data transmission. Enhanced security is crucial in reducing risks like piracy, theft, and smuggling, while seamless data flow aids in logistical planning and transparency.
Eco-Friendly Energy Sources: The use of solar and other sustainable energies for powering these smart containers is a significant step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the shipping industry. By harnessing renewable energy sources, the initiative directly addresses one of the primary concerns of the transportation sector – its reliance on fossil fuels and the resultant CO₂ emissions. Solar-powered containers can significantly reduce the dependency on conventional energy sources, making the shipping process more sustainable.
New Benchmarks in Transparency, Security, and Efficiency: By integrating advanced technologies and sustainable practices, WISeSmartContainers aims to set new industry standards. Improved transparency through better tracking and monitoring helps in optimizing routes, reducing idle time, and improving overall logistical efficiency. Enhanced security protocols contribute to safer and more reliable transportation of goods. Meanwhile, increased efficiency not only cuts down operational costs but also minimizes environmental impact.
Addressing Global Carbon Pollution: The maritime transportation industry is a major contributor to global CO₂ emissions. Initiatives like WISeSmartContainers are essential in mitigating this impact. By integrating eco-friendly technologies and practices, this initiative directly contributes to reducing the carbon footprint of the shipping industry. It aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and promotes sustainable development in one of the most crucial sectors of the global economy.