Rotterdam aims to be the world’s smartest port
Port of Rotterdam on course for self-driving ships by 2030
- May 14, 2018 09:30
- Olya Georgieva
Port of Rotterdam wants to be the world’s smartest port with Internet of Things sensors and a data management platform combined with powerful analytics. By 2030, the port authority wants to allow autonomous ships in port to unload and load goods. Auto-pilot technology is already used for many jet plane flights and some long-distance trucking runs, but those approaches typically require a pilot or driver to be seated nearby.
In fact, the largest port in Europe, Port of Rotterdam, has set 2030 as the year when autonomous vessels will interact, almost seamlessly with those operated by people. The goal is safer and more efficient traffic management at the port. Such smart digital solutions will increase the logistical efficiency of shipping and will help lower costs for both the port and the more than 130 000 ships that use the port each year. To reach this goal, the port authority will collaborate with IBM and Cisco.
Source: Smart Cities World
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