The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) will fund the construction of a digital test bed at the Port of Hamburg with just under 15 million euros.
he focus of SANTANA (Services and Data Network Port of Hamburg), a 30 months long project initiated by Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and DAKOSY, is the development of a digital infrastructure that aims to link privately organised logistics and public infrastructure and traffic management even more closely.
The goal is to create a joint “network of networks”, while the digital service offers will be made more easily accessible via a common marketplace for all stakeholders in port and hinterland transport processes.
It is essential to leverage previously untapped potential in the networking of multimodal transport and logistics chains, thereby creating both economic benefits and reducing emissions
stated Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics and Innovation.
Together with their partners HHLA, EUROGATE and the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC), the joint partners HPA and DAKOSY will implement six measures in this project to improve flow control on water, road and rail.
Among others, traffic optimisation on the road network within the port is planned using quantum-inspired technology for real-time control of the traffic light network.
The open design of the test bed will offer an environment with easy access for future innovations from business and science
concluded Jens Meier, CEO of the HPA.