Internet of things for cargo ports

Internet of things for cargo ports

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a very large domain, with a great variety of technologies and applications involved, spanning across a variety of business sectors. The goal of the present work is to model an IoT architecture for cargo ports. In this chapter the main objects/things and their roles in a cargo port, different sensors and instrumentation that was used or might be used for sensing and control in a cargo port and some examples of IoT technologies that might contribute for improving the safety of processes and the security of the ports are presented. The analysis of the data on information and communication technologies that were implemented or having potential application to cargo port logistic suggests that IoTs might contribute to increase the efficiency and the quality of services in cargo ports, the operational safety and the security of the ports, by increasing the accessibility and accuracy of relevant information.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Port objects/things and their roles
  • 10.2.1 Hinterland
  • 10.2.2 Logistic centre
  • 10.2.3 Carousel and carriers
  • 10.2.4 Cranes
  • 10.2.5 Containers
  • 10.2.6 Buffer zones
  • 10.2.7 Storage area
  • 10.3 Measurements
  • 10.3.1 The sea gauges and weather conditions
  • 10.3.2 Position and displacement detection
  • 10.3.3 Velocity and acceleration detection
  • 10.3.4 Chemical, biological and radiation sensors
  • 10.3.5 Port infrastructure and machinery health monitoring
  • 10.4 IoT for cargo ports
  • 10.5 Conclusions
  • References

Inspec keywords: sea ports; Internet of Things; production engineering computing; logistics

Other keywords: port operational safety; port security; cargo port logistics; IoT; information and communication technologies; Internet of Things

Subjects: Industrial applications of IT; Computer networks and techniques; Computer communications; Production engineering computing; Goods distribution

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