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Prepare Rotterdam port for explosive growth in wind power

ROTTERDAM. Port of Rotterdam interview with Michiel Jak, directeur SmartPort Energy transition Wind at sea is hot, hip and happening. Developments are accelerating rapidly; developments I’m following with great interest. A kilowatt from wind turbines at sea costs...

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Roadmap Smart Logistics

Programme Digitisation of logistics

ETA predictor

An accurate predictor of the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of incoming vessels in the Rotterdam port area makes it possible to plan all processes that follow upon arrival.


In order to get acquainted with and experience aspects of synchromodal transport, serious gaming has been introduced, in this case called synchrogaming.

Programme Automation of Logistics

Truck Platooning

Truck platooning refers to trucks driving automatically in small convoys, a short distance apart, resulting in a smoother traffic flow, higher traffic safety, fuel savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Rail feeder innovation

Innovations make rail transport in the port more efficient and make rail transport an appealing, full-fledged alternative amongst other modalities.

Roadmap Smart Energy & Industry

Programme Wind at Sea

Deep Decarbonisation Pathways

Four scenarios that lead to a reduction of CO₂ emissions in the Rotterdam port area by 2050, ranging from 30% to 98%.

Wind at Sea

By 2015, Wind energy, mainly generated in shore areas, will be used to generate huge amounts of green electricity. What possibilities does this provide for the port of Rotterdam?

Programme Electrification industrial cluster

DDP  – Power-2-Gas-2-Refineries

Is the use of sustainable hydrogen in refinery processes technically and economically feasible?

DDP bottom-up  – Power-2-Hydrogen

The production and use of green hydrogen is an important factor in reducing CO2 emissions in the Rotterdam port area. Is the large-scale application of sustainable H2 feasible and if so, how?

Roadmap Futureproof Port Infrastructure

Programme Navigation through fluid mud

Navigation through fluid mud

There is a new, improved method for surface depth measurements through fluid mud. This results in a larger under keel clearance without any additional dredging and costs.

Programme Nautische verkeersmodellen

Nautical traffic management

The use of new nautical traffic models can improve the smooth and safe handling of shipping in the port of Rotterdam.

Programme Quay wall of the future

External effects on the port

Understanding trends and developments provides better decision-making information for investments in maritime infrastructure.

Quay walls of the future

Sensors on quay walls provide data on the condition of the quay. With that information maintenance can be done more efficiently and at lower costs. The data also reveal hidden capacities, which allows more intense use of quays.

Roadmap  World Port City

World Port City Index

Port activities and port-related business reinforce each other. The World Port City Index shows the development of Rotterdam’s port-related business services clusters, such as suppliers, law firms, and insurers.

Benchmark innovative ecosystems

Comparative international research shows that Rotterdam has great potential to develop a strong innovation district.

Roadmap Port Strategy

Port Innovation Barometer 2016

The Port Innovation Barometer shows how the innovative climate evolves in the port of Rotterdam.

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