The Port of Rotterdam has worked with Royal HaskoningDHV to implement a Smart Mooring solution at the port.
Revealed in a social media post from the Port of Rotterdam, the software is able to predict the impact that storms and adverse weather will have on moored vessels, providing users in the port with the much-needed time to prepare and avoid incidents in the port.
By combining hydrodynamic calculations and weather forecasts, the software is able to get a full port safety overview and assess any type of vessel. Port authorities are also able to integrate it into their systems if needed.
The update to the port’s operations comes as part of its digitalisation strategy. This strategy has also informed its decision to join BIM (Building Information Management) Basis Infra to help improve information management processes across various assets, such as quay walls and bollards. This would allow for smarter and more efficient management of logistics chains and asset management.