News – iTerminals 4.0 launched to boost box port digitalisation – June 27, 2019
Today, the start-up meeting of the iTerminals 4.0 project – the application of industry 4.0 technologies towards digital port container terminals, financed by the CEF Program (Connecting Europe Facility) of the European Commission and coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation took place.
The iTerminals 4.0 project is oriented towards the digitization of port operations and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in the port sector. This initiative includes a study with the implementation of pilot projects in real operations at European container port terminals.
The development of the 4th Industrial Revolution in the last decade (Industry 4.0) is progressively introducing new technologies and the adoption of concepts such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Robotics and Automation, which are transforming the industry and society. In this sense, the port industry is not taking advantage of the benefits and impacts derived from digital transformation due to the low degree of implementation of these technologies and digital solutions.
This project is expected to offer a wide range of benefits derived from the digital transformation of port operations in terms of increased operational efficiency, (cyber) security, cost reduction and reduction of the carbon footprint. The new IoT solutions and the pilots proposed in the project will be developed in eight strategic container terminals located in eight ports of the so-called Core network of the Trans-European Transport network: Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Rouen, Malta, Sines and Genoa.
The pilot activities will serve to improve, adapt and demonstrate the viability of the proposed solutions, as well as their benefits, before implementing them on a large scale. The project will evaluate the Industry 4.0 pilots applied to the operational environment of the selected container terminals, including the implementation of new sensor networks in port equipment, the design of prediction algorithms and the application of artificial intelligence to the current business intelligence models used. by the container terminals.
Source: Fundación Valenciaport