Video: Europe's largest port is embracing the Internet of Things
The Port of Rotterdam is planning a long-term Internet of things rollout that's designed to move cargo faster, save money and optimize its operations via sensors, an IBM dashboard for traffic management and on-demand 3D metal printing.
Europe's largest port's digitization strategy is a multi-year effort using IBM's various technologies and services as well as products from Cisco and Axians. The Port of Rotterdam will create a digital twin of the port to track ship movement, infrastructure, weather, geographical and water data. The digital replica will help the port improve efficiency and overall operations.
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Sensors will be installed throughout the 42-kilometers of the Port of Rotterdam including mooring posts, quay walls and roads.