Smart Ports & Smart Marinas solutions

by Internet of Things (IoT) technology

Smart Port

The Smart Port concept is based on the Smart City concept and it must have the following traits: (*)

  • Intelligent, green and integrated transport
  • Efficient and competitive (through technologies, automation and application of tools as VSM)
  • Energy efficiency (including renewable resources)
  • Driving force for the socio-economic development of their city or region
  • Resource-efficient, respectful with the environment, secure and seamless for the benefit of citizens, the economy and society

Have been defined three areas with easily measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) by using information and data that it is usually published by companies / port authorities.

The three areas are: 1) Operations, 2) Energy Consumption, 3) Environment. The key performance indicators (PKIs) by area are:

Operations
Berth productivity
Infrastructure productivity
Capacity for receiving large vessels
Size and use of maximum capacity
Technologic level
Level of automation
Level of intermodality
Lines calling at the port
Quality, safety and security
Energy Consumption
Total consumptions of energy
Energy consumption by containers
Energy consumption by offices
Energy consumption by lighting (port terminal area)
Energy consumption by the terminals equipment for movement of containers
Use of renewables
Energy management
Environment
Environmental management systems
Wastes management
Water management
Emisions to air
Noise pollution
Leaks and spills of polluting substances at sea

(*) the data have been taken from the presentation given by Jaime Beltran (Manager of Assessment & Improvement at the Andalusian Institute of Technology IAT) with topic "WORKING ON SMART-PORT CONCEPT" at the Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference, Porto, 20th January, 2015.

Smart Marina

The Smart Port concept can be transformed to the Smart Marina concept by retaining the main areas described above and by altering the easily measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) on the Operations & Energy Consumption areas.

Operations
Infrastructure productivity
Capacity for receiving large vessels
Size and use of maximum capacity
Technologic level
Level of automation
Quality, safety and security
Energy Consumption
Total consumptions of energy
Energy consumption by vessels
Energy consumption by offices
Energy consumption by lighting (berth area)
Use of renewables
Energy management
Environment
Environmental management systems
Wastes management
Water management
Emisions to air
Noise pollution
Leaks and spills of polluting substances at sea

Top 10 environmental priorities of European ports (1)


  • 1. Air quality
  • 2. Energy Consumption
  • 3. Noise
  • 4. Relationship with local community
  • 5. Garbage / Port waste
  • 6. Ship waste
  • 7. Port development, land related
  • 8. Water quality
  • 9. Dust
  • 10. Dredging: operations

Building on a long tradition that goes back to 1996, European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the ports participating to the EcoPorts network regularly monitor the top environmental priorities of European port authorities. This data is important as it identifes the high priority environmental issues on which ports are working and sets the framework for guidance and initiatives to be taken by ESPO.

(1) The current outcome (February 2016) builds on data from 91 ports.

Solutions that our company can provide to the Smart Port & Smart Marina

Our company has equipment for measuring parameters (data acquisition), managing them as well as displaying them on the Internet in the following areas: Energy Consumption and Environment.

For the Energy Consumption area, we can supply data loggers / energy analyzers for measuring / recording the total energy consumption as well as the individual energy consumptions in the different parts or installations of the port or marina. It is also possible to measure / record energy production from renewable energy systems that may be installed in the port or marina.

For the Environment area, we can supply data loggers, sensors and ntegrated systems for measuring / recording meteorological parameters, air pollution, noise and the quality / pollution of waters within the port / marina or in the wider area.

All our equipment (recorders, analyzers, etc.) is internet ready, ie it is possible to send the data over the Internet to a web server where, using the special software "EnviΜετ Web App" we have developed, are available to all interested parties and / or the public.

Indicative photos of automatic meteorological / hydrological stations installed by our company