La Marina de València in Spain has taken a major step in its bid to become a “port 4.0” by digitising the electricity and water supply to its boats.
The port, described as a “maritime district of innovation and creativity”, currently has around 1,000 recreational boating moorings that are managed manually.
Mobile World Congress 2022
The latest project, developed with the help of digital transformation company Telefónica Tech, consists of transforming the traditional supply posts for boats into intelligent points. It is being showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
The pilot system is based on the use of Telefónica Tech’s IDoT technology, which brings together technologies related to cybersecurity, cloud computing, certification and 5G connectivity. The system also uses CapaciCard to facilitate identification of both users and devices and includes a blockchain layer to guarantee the immutability of data.
The project was presented at the Mobile World Congress which was attended by the director of strategy of La Marina de València, José Frasquet, and the heads of seafaring and security of the Valencian dock, Manuel Michel and Joaquín Romero.
“We intend to make a qualitative leap in our mooring service for boats, placing us at the forefront of ports 4.0”
The new intelligent supply towers will allow users to link their smartphones to the supply point, in order to control and manage the consumption of their vessel via an app.
In terms of port management, this system will provide greater agility and will allow consumption to be measured remotely by means of a technological platform, which at the same time will offer new services to customers, such as internet access and information of interest on their vessels and facilities in real time.