- Government funding: £1,634,590
- Total project value: £ 3,405,776
- Location: East, Suffolk Coastal
This project at the Port of Felixstowe will use 5G Internet of Things (IoT) devices and predictive data analytics to reduce unscheduled downtime of cranes, to boost the productivity and efficiency of the operation of the port’s ship-to-shore gantry cranes. It will also show how the use of 5G technology, replacing fibre optical cable, will improve the performance of remote control yard cranes enabling the port to increase both efficiency and safety and develop new skills amongst its workforce.
Clemence Cheng, Managing Director at Hutchison Ports Europe said: “We are delighted to work in partnership with our sister company, 3UK, Cambridge University and Bluemesh Solutions, on this exciting 5G Create programme. Being the first UK port to introduce 5G technology will allow the Port of Felixstowe to deploy innovative technologies to boost efficiency and improve safety for our workforce. It ties in well with government policy to create a network of Freeports to act as hotbeds for innovation and to act as hubs for global trade.”
Organisations participating in this project
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Academic / Research & DevelopmentThe mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through education, learning and research at the highest international level. Learn more...
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