Evaluating the performance of different ports throughout Europe, the projects managers have detected room for improvement on different levels. The efficiency of process sequencing can be improved. Furthermore, the lack of real time monitoring of freight flows within the port has been identified, as well as an absence of remote operation management. Optimizing these points would help the port workers and pilots to work more effectively. Another point worth mentioning is the possibility of upgrading the climate compatibility of all actions in and out of the port. This involves further shipment of goods, e.g. to the hinterland.
Goals and Benefits
In order to overcome the challenges, PortForward develops smart ICT solutions to improve overall collaboration within the port and its workers, e.g. for finetuning freight flows. Additionally, the used technologies enable live-monitoring options, which are particularly efficient, when problems are communicated immediately. The implemented solutions will not only be eco-friendlier but create new opportunities of connecting the whole port infrastructure via an IoT-solution-platform, as all transport and technology systems will be integrated into it.