Inland ports and inland navigation have rarely been perceived as digital pioneers so far. This is about to change: Within the IHATEC project "Binntelligent", ISL has teamed up with the ports of Brunswick and Hanover, transport service provider modal 3, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA) as well as dbh Logistics IT AG to identify and prototype applications and potentials for intelligent information technologies in inland waterway transport. The final results of the project have now been presented to representatives of the port industry, inland navigation and responsible authorities and administrations.
In addition to taking the project lead, ISL proved its expertise by creating a simulation model that will enables stakeholders in the domain of inland waterway transportation to evaluate different transport strategies. "The great interest in the project activities, which we have experienced during the past 3 years by the local industry and from public administrations, makes us very optimistic, that we can expect a significant increase of using innovative IT solutions in inland navigation in the future", is the positive conclusion of ISL project manager Patrick Specht.