Daewoo and Port of Rotterdam work on smart port
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will come together with the Dutch Port of Rotterdam Authority in creating the interface between a smart ship and a smart port to realize maritime digitalization.
DSME signed "an exclusive and strategic framework cooperation agreement" with PoR on 20 July to conduct research and build projects for the next three years in the smart ships and smart ports market.
As the largest sea port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam is known as the most automated and digitized port in the world, and recently, OECD ranked it as the best player in terminal automation, port digitalization and preparation for smart ships and autonomous vessels worldwide.
In particular, DSME and the port authority have agreed to collaborate on the development of smart ship and smart port communications standards; digital twin production for ship-to-port interface; port and ship dynamic interface testing; and port planning and travel key performance modeling and evaluation.
“This strategic cooperation will not merely be limited to develop new technologies, but thoroughly verify them so that they can be applied to actual ships,” DSME officials said.
With this joint collaboration, the two organizations aim to prepare smart ships suitable for smart ports and play a large role the upcoming global remote controlled and autonomous ship market.
DSME and PoR have agreed to work towards a common target for digitized and decarbonized shipping that will meet potential customer demands and global environmental regulations.
Meanwhile, on 8 July DSME signed a cooperation agreement with Busan Port Authority (BPA) and Busan Industrial Institute of Industry, Science & Technology Planning (BISTEP) to research and develop digital twin-based smart ships and smart port systems.
Maritime Business World