To make the large and complex port area even safer, more efficient and smarter, Port of Antwerp is working with various partners to build a network of manned and autonomous flying drones. The drones serve to inspect infrastructure, along with surveillance and monitoring, incident management, berth management and oil spill or floating waste detection.
More than 600 cameras keep an eye on the port of Antwerp. These smart cameras can recognise objects thanks to computer vision technology. This makes the maintenance and inspection of bridges, locks and quay walls easier. The cameras can also measure cargo traffic at the port and increase overall security.
In the future, 5G will form an important link in the port of Antwerp's digital nervous system. This could be to send through and process images and data from drones and cameras in real-time.