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Port of Rotterdam puts IoT into operation with first application underway

February 04, 2019 / IoT News

The Port of Rotterdam is ready to go with its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, with the announcement that the first application for a hydro/meteo has been put into operation. The system uses an extensive network of sensors to provide accurate and up-to-date water (hydro) and weather (meteo) data particularly for the planning and management of shipping. Construction of the IoT platform was announced a year ago by collaborating partners IBM, Cisco, Esri and Axians, and has now been delivered under the Port Authority’s direction. The generic building blocks that have now been implemented offer the port a safe and reliable basis for rapid innovation, with access to the latest technologies, including edge computing, real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, hyper-precise data and blockchain. This lays the foundation to facilitate autonomous shipping in the Port of Rotterdam in the future.