The sea port industry is going through a structural change driven by innovation for better management to reduce cost and increase profits. Ports have adopted automation more slowly than comparable sectors. The pace is now starting to accelerate. Automated ports are safer than conventional ones. The number of human related disruptions falls, and performance becomes more predictable. With an increase in vessel types and there SRO’s requiring greater efficiencies, the importance of leveraging a technology like software automation is an urgent need for ports and terminals in order to compete regionally.