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ROTTERDAM. Port of Rotterdam interview with Michiel Jak, Managing Director SmartPort What does it mean for a deep sea port like Rotterdam – or Shanghai for that matter – to end up at the end of the chain? Right now, Rotterdam serves as the gateway to Europe: the point...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
GS1 for standardized concepts in port logistics
Standardization of concepts in port logistics can increase efficiency in the port. Is it possible to create a list of unambiguous definitions by means of GS1?
Blockchain for port logistics
Can blockchain technology be used in port logistics? What are practical applications?
Barge-port stay predictor
Can the time of container barges staying in the port be predicted on the basis of available data?
What trends and developments can be found in the field of smart refrigerated containers, the so-called reefer containers?
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.
Deep sea call size – larger seagoing vessels
Ships being used for the transport of containers are increasing in size. What consequences does this have on the sailing routes and port activities?
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
System integration Energy
System integration makes it possible to take full advantage of the supply of sustainable energy in the port area while ensuring continuity of the business processes.
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 Nautical traffic models
Climate change and inland navigation
Climate change affects the water levels of waterways. With knowledge of these effects, appropriate measures can be taken to keep waterways navigable.
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
Port Constructor is a serious game, a game environment in which the player gains insight into what is involved in managing and developing a port.
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
Next Generation Waterfronts
The development of a hybrid port area requires joint management and action of stakeholders with divergent interests. How to organize this governance?
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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