The COREALIS EU project is ending with PortForward attending the final conference.

The event took successfully place online on April 23rd, 2021. After a short welcome speech by Dr. Angelos Amditis, research director of ICCS and the introduction by Sergio Escriba, project officer at INEA, the conference officially started with COREALIS presenting thoroughly the innovations developed and applied by the consortium.

The 1st event session has focused on IoT,  5G technologies and other innovative solutions for big size ports developed by the project.  These innovations were implemented and tested in real operating conditions in five Living Labs, in Piraeus port, Valencia port, Antwerp port, Livorno port and Haminakotka port.

The 2nd event session included the Port of the Future vision with the EU projects PortForward, DocksTheFuture and PIXEL, attended by the project coordinators. Christian Blobner, Fraunhofer IFF, presented the PortForward, highlighting the project technologies and solutions towards the port of the future. Christian presented the Use Cases of VR and Dynamic Storage Monitoring developed by the Fraunhofer IFF in the port of Magdeburg as well as the GYS developed by Brunel University and tested in the port of Vigo. He finally summarized that the PortForward architecture and platform support all these services individually but can also orchestrate services together according to each port’s specific needs.

The Port of the Future has come a step closer with the discussion on the ‘Vision and challenges towards the port of 2030 and beyond’, wrapping the final event of COREALIS EU project. This closing high-level round table discussion hosted invited speakers such as port operators and port officers from EU ports.

Started in May 2018, COREALIS worked towards the vision of the Port of the Future by proposing a strategic, innovative framework, supported by disruptive technologies, including Internet of Things, data analytics, next generation traffic management and emerging 5G networks, for cargo ports to handle upcoming and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges. More information on the project and the final conference can be viewed on the COREALIS website.

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