Digitalisation boosting green efficiency at Hamburg
Digitalisation at the Port of Hamburg is making operations more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Companies are driving change with the development of digital business models said the port and Hamburg’s Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation stressed the port must now develop to enable digitalisation to play a prominent role in a process designed to create faster handling and transportation with less environmental pollution.
Speaking at the port’s annual press conference Senator Horch said: “We must get to grips with Industry 4.0, with digitalization and how this will change supply chains. We must develop the port to enable it to play a prominent role. The Port of Hamburg must become a Port 4.0.”
He said the infrastructure would be improved and fairway adjustments implemented, while addressing how the port can be economically sustainable is also important.
He added: “We are ready to take new paths – in usage, the type of development and in the partners we will achieve this with.”
An example is the new mobile standard 5G, which is being tested in the Port of Hamburg by project partners Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom and Nokia.
“5G offers a level of security, reliability and speed that current mobile networks are unable to match. It provides the HPA with a wholly new set of application options,” explained Jens Meier, CEO of the HPA.
“The testbed allows us to study the future technology and co-shape the standard, which will not only benefit the port but the entire city of Hamburg.”
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