The Port of Riga in Latvia announced it is working on 5G solution tests with LMT – a drone with artificial intelligence to determine pollution. The project uses a nascent drone traffic management platform being developed by LMT and Lufthansa Systems.
Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg is currently testing the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV), which can offer a number of advantages for hydrography. ASVs support the conventional sounding work of surveying vessels and can reach areas difficult to access.
Port of Hamburg remains on a growth course, achieving a 4.1% advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1% at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling.
Hamburg Authorities seized 1.5 tonnes of cocaine onboard a containership, which was found during a search of an unmanned boxship the previous week, according to German Customs Authority.
German customs has confiscated a record 4.5 metric tons of cocaine in a shipping container in Port of Hamburg, northern Germany. This seizure has a street value of US$1.1 billion, marking largest cocaine shipment ever seized in Germany.
Port of Helsinki and Elisa signed a letter of intent to make 5G technology available to ship passengers in Helsinki’s West Harbour. The partners aim to provide a commercial 5G network in the interior facilities of West Terminal 2 and the outdoor areas of West Harbour during autumn 2019.
DEME Group announced that they began the dredging works for the deepening of Elbe river, aiming to enable larger vessels visit the port of Hamburg. The project commenced with the arrival of trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River.
Following the 5G trials that were conducted in Port of Hamburg, the Port of Hamburg Authority along with Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have tested new features of the 5G standard with different applications. Telekom commented that Under 5G, there will no longer be “one size fits all network” but multiple virtual networks running simultaneously on the same common infrastructure.
The port of Hamburg handles more than 135 million tonnes of seaborne cargo; A big portion of this freight is arriving or departing the port by rail. The rail is in pole position in Hamburg with 48.2%, with the 41.4% of trucking following and inland waterway shipping holding the 10.2%.
The Hamburg Port Authority along with IAPH launched a study focusing on the impact the autonomous vehicles have on port infrastructure requirements. The study presents what needs to be done in the sectors of road, rail, waterborne, and aerial transportation, so that the port industry adapts automation. The study also provides recommendations on steps to be taken for port authorities being prepared for the technological progress.
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