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On October 13th the Ports of Osaka & Kobe will celebrate their 150th Anniversary. The Port of Osaka has been partly designed by the Dutchman Johannis de Rijke and Kobe is a sister port of the Port of Rotterdam. SmartPort will join the Municipality of Rotterdam,...read more
INDUSTRIAL DECARBONIZATION THROUGH ELECTRIFICATION: ENERGIZED FOR ACTION! On November 9th 2017 VoltaChem will host its annual event in co-creation with SmartPort and Deltalinqs, to discuss the latest progress in the field of the electrification of the...read more
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Roadmap Smart Logistics
Programme Digitisation of logistics
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 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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