Smart Ports: top 5 ports that are leading

Transport of commercial goods by sea has experienced a great boost in recent years. Adapting and improving seaport infraestructures has become an obligation and consequently more measures to protect goods and workers have been applied.

Given their complexity and large volume of daily operations, seaports are facilities difficult to manage that require specific security systems.

For this reason, the world's smartest ports rely on technology to streamline and modernize maritime transport, which allows improving port services and meeting the needs of users in the best possible way.

Let’s find out which are these top 10 smart ports:

1. Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest European port. Its advanced digital transformation allows it to receive autonomous hips, measure the movement of water or have a digital twin, among others.

2. Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg is the largest German port and Europe’s second largest port. Some of Hamburg initiatives are: authority IoT Project to track pollution, reducing water acoustics, intelligent solutions for safety and real time navigation.

3. Port of Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp is Belgium’s largest economic engine. The strategic plan of this port is completely focused on sustainability and employee safety.

4. Port of Singapore

The Port of Singapore is the second busiest port in the world regarding tonnage. The Port of Singapore currently has a project named Tuas Megaport, which is scheduled to be finished in 2040, and is focused on becoming the world’s largest fully automated port.

5. Port of Shanghai

The Port of Shanghai is the world’s busiest and largest container port. This port uses the 5G network, a key Smart Port technology and its terminal Port of Singapore’s Yangshan Deep Water Port is the world’s largest automated container.


Image Source: Port of Hamburg

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