The Rotterdam Port Authority engages in partnerships with three promising shipping companies

Following their selection in PortXL’s annual innovation program, the Rotterdam Port Authority is embarking on a concrete exploration of partnerships with three scale-ups. These very promising companies are working in fields ranging from water quality monitoring and research to producing intelligent information on the technological performance of navigation operations.

Along with seven other start-ups and scale-ups, these companies have been subjected to the PortXL program, which attracts innovations from around the world to Rotterdam where they can continue to grow. The port of Rotterdam is an innovation incubator. In the coming period, the Rotterdam Port Authority will examine whether these companies can help make the Port of Rotterdam safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

TechBinder was created following a pilot project between Damen Shipyards and Schneider Electric. TechBinder provides insight into the technological performance of shipping operations using a blend of proven industry asset monitoring and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. It enables shipyards and shipping companies to prevent faults and improve vessel performance. Over the coming period, the Port Authority will examine how TechBinder’s products and knowledge can add value to the management and optimization of its own patrol vessels.

Water glimpse
Water Insight specializes in monitoring and researching water quality. He has expertise in both processing satellite data for large areas and performing in situ optical measurements for detailed overviews. Water Insight has developed its own scanner, the WISP-3, to collect local measurements. In the coming period, the Rotterdam Port Authority and Water Insight will examine whether it is possible to map the dispersion of sediments resulting from a specific dredging technology.

Climate change means that we are increasingly faced with extreme weather conditions. i4sea develops precise models that forecast the state of tides, currents, waves, wind and precipitation at a hyper-local level and advises on the expected impact of weather on the operations of terminals, pilots, etc. . In the coming period, a study will be carried out to find out whether this information can bring added value to the control of maritime traffic.

For more information:
Port of Rotterdam
Phone. : +31 (0) 10 252 10 10