What is happening: The Port of Rotterdam has now started using a new IoT application in order to both plan and manage its shipping operations.
Application: The hydro-meteo application collects information surrounding the tide, water, wind, and visibility in order to optimize the port’s shipping schedules depending on weather/water conditions.
IoT: This is the first use of the Port of Rotterdam’s IoT platform, using sensors to collect precise data at speed.
What did the press release say: “The generic building blocks that have now been implemented offer the Port of Rotterdam a safe and reliable basis for rapid innovation with access to the latest technologies, including edge computing, real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, hyper-precise data and blockchain. The proof of the pudding of the IoT platform was the completion of the hydro/meteo application. It is the first time that the generic IoT platform was used for a mission-critical application.”