II Valenciaport Hackathon

II Valenciaport Hackaton

Valenciaport is Spain’s leading Mediterranean port in terms of commercial traffic, mostly containerised cargo, with more than 5.6 million TEUs moved in 2021. Almost half of these movements are imports and exports, resulting in 2.5 million TEUs entering and leaving the hinterland of the port on a yearly basis.


The port of Valencia heads the ranking of the Top 10 Smart Ports of the Spanish port system. This position reaffirms the commitment of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV) to «strengthen its leadership position as a reference and strategic hub of the Mediterranean in the management of goods and traffic, its commitment to sustainability and the environment, digitalisation and transparency».

One of the significant challenges facing ports is the fight against climate change. Valenciaport wants to be ahead of the European timetables in order to achieve energy self-sufficiency and to adopt measures for decarbonisation as soon as possible. In short, the mission of valenciaport is to favour the sustainable mobility of people and goods and to foster the competitiveness of the surrounding industry through a competitive offer in quality and price of infrastructures and services.


To provide a valuable solution that will improve performance and sustainability in the Port of Valencia, select one of the following four unique challenge categories:


Presented by APV is focused on generating friendly links between the port and the citizens through commitment to the UN SDGs


Valenciaport’s plan to become a zero emissions port by 2030 is one of the examples of this commitment and its alignment with the objectives of the city, which aspires to be one of the 100 climate-neutral and smart European cities by 2030. Innovation is a clear commitment of Valenciaport to achieve this goal, the OPENTOP project (Valenciaport Innovation Hub) is, once again, aligned with Valencia’s strategy to consolidate itself as a major hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The objective is to design solutions that create or strengthen the links between the port and the citizens, increasing their sense of belonging, recognising the port’s commitment to the SDGs and its revelant role in today’s well-being.

Among others, participants would have access to:

  • Socioeconomic Impact Report (Port of Valencia, 2016),
  • Valenciaport statistics on cargo movement,
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report,
  • Environmental
Opentop MSC

Focus on digital and optimization solutions that help realizing effective ways for logistics chain decarbonization

At waterside the focus is on digitalizing planning and execution processes at vessels, ports and terminals to increase transparency and sustainability awareness for improved decision making.

At landside the focus is on connecting the port community and hinterland processes for improved forecasting and congestion management.
The challenge is to formulate and develop prototypes to obtain measurable benefits through:
  • Sustainable vessel navigation
  • Synchronisation of port services and land operations
  • Advanced mechanisms for truck and train scheduling and dispatching to allow energy consumption and emission parameters to be fully embedded into decision making.
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Today’s modern terminals must operate at peak productivity and efficiency. With 30 years of experience working with leading terminal operators, Navis delivers the industry’s premier software system and applications for optimising every facet of facility operations.


At a container terminal, typically all the import containers that arrive via vessel are stored (stacked on top of each other) in the yard before leaving the terminal via truck at different times. So it’s important to store the containers in an optimal slot – the container leaving the terminal earlier should not be buried by another container leaving at a later time; otherwise, the terminal has to move the top container(s) first to reach the container which is leaving now; those moves are called ‘rehandles’. But, given the scarcity of the space in the yard it’s not always possible to store containers based on the time they are expected to leave. So, an optimal slot for a container is defined as the one which needs least ‘rehandles’.

The challenge is to find an optimal slot for the containers to be stored in the yard with the least number of rehandles and at the same time improve the yard space utilization.

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Every year, TIBA Spain carries out more than 90 thousand operations, commonly called bookings or shipments. Garments or shoes, automobile parts, technology, construction material, machinery or even goods that are so important for human and animal health, such as medical devices, are transported in them.


The challenge is to find patterns in the information and correlations between the data of our operations of the last 5 years, among which those that have had incidents will be identified, to be able to determine recurring behavior in those operations with incidents. In this way, we will be able to predict deterministically, with a probability percentage, that an operation will have an incidence.

An incident is an affectation of the service that causes delays, losses in quality or, even, economic damages due to increases in the cost of the service itself or damage to the merchandise during its transport.


23 March, 2022

Registration Opens

Registration Close

May 1, 2022
May 6, 2022

Opening Ceremony

Ideation Phase

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Business Model Phase

Metric & Indicators Phase

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Pitch Phase

Pitch Battle

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Closing Ceremony

Who can participate?

Startups, students, teamwork… it’s a global event, so anyone with an innovative idea is welcome.

Judging criteria

  1. Quality of prototype and/or final presentation
  2. Feasibility validation model and testing
  3. Degree of contribution to the value proposition of the challenge at stake
  4. Feasibility of integration within the current technological infrastructure of the company responsible for the challenge in question.


Grand Prize

3.000€ provided
by Fundación Juan
Arizo Serulla

Second Prize

1.000€ provided by Propeller Valencia.
Asociacion de directivos y empresarios logísticos.




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