APM Terminals Barcelona to trial 5G technologies in new safety pilot

APM Terminals (APMT) at the Port of Barcelona will work on a pilot project to use 5G technologies to improve safety in the port. Announced on 10 March, APMT, along with Telefónica and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, will utilise a 5G network to connect cranes, vehicles, and operators, by merging advanced communication and localisation technologies. […]

Cargo ship at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai. This port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India.

Private 5G networks and SaaS need to be pioneered to unlock India’s Smart Ports

The ports of India “need to be on the path before anyone else” in harnessing 5G and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to become a fully smart port, argue industry experts.  India will invest $82 billion into its port projects by 2035, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during the inauguration of the Maritime India Summit 2021.  Centred around the investment will be […]

5G Rail Mounted Gantry by Kuenz

Kuenz to install 5G-controlled intermodal cranes in world-first

Intermodal container crane manufacturer Kuenz will install 5G-controlled cranes at a new terminal in Hungary, the first of its kind for the industry. The intermodal terminal in Fényeslitke, Hungary, will receive three Kuenz Intermodal Cranes and One FREERIDER Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) to handle up to 1 million TEU per year. All four cranes have a […]

Port of Felixstowe and Three UK to trial 5G and IoT technology

Port of Felixstowe and Three UK to trial 5G and IoT technology

The Port of Felixstowe has been selected for a UK Government 5G and internet of things (IoT) trial using a 5G Private network installed by Three UK. In a statement, Three UK said the technology will be used to enhance productivity, efficiency and safety across its core operations. The Ports installation has been selected as […]

CTAC 2020: 5G to be the backbone of container terminal operations

5G networks could revolutionise the container terminal industry and be the driving force behind greater automation and digitalisation, but the next 12 months will be crucial to the technology’s implementation. During the CTAC 2020 session titled ‘How 5G Network Deployment Can Provide the Driving Force for Innovation Projects’, Douglas Mafra, Wireless Transformation Manager, APM Terminals, […]