PortForward is applying a holistic and modular approach for the development of a port operations management platform for small and medium sized ports. The expected outcome will lead to a smarter, greener and more sustainable port ecosystem. For PortForward, the Port of the Future will be: i. Smart, using state of the art Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions, such as Internet of Things (IoT) for port assets, smart sensors and networks, the Virtual Port concept, Augmented Reality for port operations; ii. Interconnected, with other transportation modes, e.g. road transport, railway, focusing on short sea shipping and inland waterways; iii. Green, through the adoption of green technologies, through the novel Green Yard Scheduler and Life Cycle Analysis for sustainable port operations. PortForward envisions a 10% reduction in port emissions, combined with a 10% reduction of its total operational costs. 5 use cases have been selected in Italy, Spain and Germany. An Advisory Board will be formed by field experts, who will provide feedback and guidance to the consortium.