The Port of Rotterdam Authority tests autonomous navigation with a floating lab
It is not a question of whether but when autonomous navigation will be introduced. In order to prepare the Port of Rotterdam Authority for the arrival of autonomous navigation, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has converted a patrol vessel into a floating lab that collects data, including about the vessel’s operation and power. By making these data available to the business community and education, further research can be conducted into the introduction of autonomous navigation and the Port of Rotterdam can make further preparations for this. The first partnership for data exchange from the floating lab has now been signed with Captain AI. They are adding artificial intelligence to the data, which enables computers to be trained as artificial captains to navigate independently through the port.
Koole Terminals Acquires Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam
Odfjell Terminals entered into an agreement with Koole Terminals B.V. of the Netherlands (Koole) to sell its 100% ownership of Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR).The sale will generate USD 100 million of cash proceeds to Odfjell.
Port of Rotterdam develops five permanent berths for barges
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is developing five permanent berths for barges on the Maas side of the Eiland van Brienenoord, the company said in its press release. The location has been an anchorage for barges for many years, but the new berths will improve safety on the river, according Ronald Paul, COO from the Port of Rotterdam Authority: ‘Barges are so large and heavy that they can break free when they are anchored. That happened sometimes with the tide changes. We don’t want that. The berthing facilities were realised in close consultation with various barge operators.’ There is space for five barges per berthing location. The central berths are for barges from 76.5 to 90 metres, the outer two for barges from 90 to 110 metres. There is at least 110 metres space between the berthing locations. The operations will be carried out by De Klerk from Werkendam. The five berths for barges will be completed by the end of September.Upload News