WDP News Digest - February 2019

We will start the new month with a new WDP Digest, in which digitalisation and automation are key. Read more about logistics cloud platforms, smart forklifts, and how the Rotterdam Port Authority pursues its ambition of being the smartest port with the Internet of Things.

#1 Renewi automates supply chain with cloud platform

The cloud is the future and waste processor Renewi knows this because the company invested in Transporeon, an international logistics cloud platform. In this way, Renewi hopes to manage and report the transport of their loads faster, safer, and more transparently. You can read more about just what data is reported in the platform and how Renewi then automates its supply chain on

#2 Rotterdam Port Authority getting started with IoT

Current, wind direction, and water levels… water and weather conditions hinder shipping more often than desired. Therefore, the Rotterdam Port Authority commissioned the development of an Internet of Things platform, which reduces waiting times and optimises berthing, loading and unloading, and departure times. Discover more about the new IoT platform of the Rotterdam Port Authority on

#3 This is how to improve the logistics behind e-commerce in 3 easy steps

Knowledge is power; or better yet, the data obtained gives you the opportunity to improve your logistics processes. Because if you have insight into historical and current data, you could also predict data and adjust your service accordingly. How precisely do you become a data-driven organisation? Expert Goos Kant reveals a practical 3-step approach to improve your e-logistics on 

#4 Forklift manufacturer is committed to digitalisation

Even forklift trucks cannot escape the wind of digitalisation that is blowing through the logistics world. Manufacturer Jungheinrich is responding to this by delivering every forklift truck with a telematics box, which gives customers an idea of the way in which they use their trucks. Read about how Jungheinrich further responds to the digitalisation trend on

#5 The secret to risk management in the supply chain? End-to-end visibility

Congestion, storms, new laws, etc. In logistics, there are many things we have no control over but which affect production or transport. Kees van den Houten, an expert in risk management in the logistics sector, knows the secret to success: companies with end-to-end visibility of their supply chain react faster and better to sudden opposition. You can discover the details about supply chain risk management on