Nokia recently signed an agreement with Tideworks Technology, in order to deploy Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) at the Port of Seattle.
Namely, under their collaboration, Nokia along with Tideworks Technology, a provider of terminal operating technology for maritime facilities will offer DAC LTE/5G private wireless network to Terminal 5 of the Port of Seattle.
As Nokia stated:
Industrial-grade LTE/5G private wireless networking will deliver major increases in efficiency, worker safety and terminal handling performance by reducing the complexity of port flow. Capable of delivering seamless connectivity indoors and out across Terminal 5 operations, cranes, trucks and lifts, the deployment of private wireless will enhance communication between logistics parties.
What is more, Nokia DAC also incorporates ruggedized tablets and smartphones for terminal-wide, mobile voice communications and yard inventory applications.
As explained, the agreement follows a successful Nokia DAC proof-of-concept trial at SSA Terminal’s (SSAT) Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT).
Matt Young, Vice President of U.S. Enterprise Sales, Nokia Cloud and Networking Services, said:
These use cases illustrate the benefits of private wireless in a port or intermodal terminal operation. Delivering new standards in network performance, Nokia DAC enables fast, resilient, cable-free operational connectivity. It also incorporates voice services and an edge computing platform that can handle terminal operating system data and industry-specific applications.
To remind, Port of Seattle, Terminal 5 is part of the Northwest Seaport Alliance, one of the largest container gateways in North America by total combined inbound and outbound TEU volume.
At the moment, Terminal 5 is undergoing a major modernization project to handle ultra-large container ships.