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Major seaports and inland ports have set goals to be zero-emission ports by 2040. Seaports have undergone substantial changes, moving from being a simple gateway to seaborne transport and inland waterways, supporting local industries for goods import and export, to becoming empowered as business ecosystems allowing for a multitude of actors to pursue a variety of operations. Municipalities have played an important role in this evolution. Thus, ports are becoming a gathering force for government and private actors to engage in joint efforts to provide best-in-class services.

This article looks at how digitalisation can enable sustainable ports by enhancing their performance in a network as a transport node, as an energy node and as an information/digital node and suggests a model to assess digital maturity and performance in ports.

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