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22 August 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:26 GMT+2



January 31, 2018

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Agreement port of Rotterdam - IBM in order to apply the technologies of the Internet of the objects to the harbour operations

The initiative will leave with the development of an application dashboard that it will collect and try given on the conditions weather-navy

The Harbour Authority of Rotterdam has announced to have reached an agreement with the computer science group IBM in order to get ahead a pluriennale project of digitalisation with the scope to innovate the harbour operativity being employed the technologies of the Internet of Things on cloud.

The initiative, that it involves also the companies Cisco and Axians, will be started with the development of a cetralized application dashboard that will collect and try in real time given on the conditions weather-navy analyzed on the IoT platform of IBM, with the objective to increase safety and the efficiency of the marine traffic in the port of Rotterdam. To such scope a net of sensors is being spread that includes all the extension of 42 infrastructure kilometers of the Dutch port.

The data will be analyzed by the IoT technologies on cloud of IBM and transformed in information that the port will be able to use in order to relatively assume decisions to the reduction of the times of wait, to the determination of the optimal programming of the berthing of the ships, of their cargo and drainage, and in order to do so as that a greater number of ships uses the areas available.

The harbour agency of Rotterdam has evidenced that the reduction of an hour of the time of mooring represents for the companies of navigation and the port savings that can pile to about 80 thousand dollars.

"The speed and the efficiency - it has emphasized the financial director of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Paul Smits - are essential for our activity and they impose us to use all the data to our disposition. Thanks to the information in real time on infrastructures, the waters, the air, etc, we can improve the service considerable that we offer to those who they use the port and we prepare ourselves to satisfy the connected and independent marine transport of the future".

Vincenzo Miele
ABB Marine Solutions
Consorzio ZAI



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