Port of Rotterdam has embarked on new partnerships as part of the PortXL innovation program, in an effort to make its operations more efficient and sustainable.
amely, the new partners include three scale-ups working in areas ranging from the monitoring and research of water quality to producing smart insights into the technological performance of shipping operations.
Together with seven other start-ups and scale-ups, these companies were put through the PortXL programme, which attracts innovations from all over the world to Rotterdam where they can undergo further development.
…the port said in a press release.
The Port of Rotterdam is an incubator for innovation. In the forthcoming period, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be examining whether these companies can help make the Port of Rotterdam safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
One of the partners, Dutch tech company TechBinder delivers insights into the technological performance of shipping operations using a blend of proven asset monitoring technologies from industry and Internet of Things (IoT).
During the period ahead, the Port Authority will examine how TechBinder’s products and knowledge can add value to the management and optimization of its own patrol vessels.
The second firm Water Insight, located in Wageningen, the Netherlands, specializes in monitoring and researching water quality. It has knowledge both in processing satellite data for large areas and in carrying out in situ optical measurements for detailed insights. In the next period, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Water Insight will be examining whether it is possible to map sediment dispersal arising from specific dredging technology.
Concluding, i4sea is the third firm that develops accurate models that forecast the status of tides, currents, waves, wind, and precipitation at a hyper-local level and advises about the predicted impact of weather on the operations of terminals, pilots, etc. In the forthcoming period, it will be conducting a study into whether this information can add value to maritime traffic control.