Event streamed live on the Port Authority’s YouTube channel

Livorno to host smart shipping workshop

by Port News Editorial Staff

On 30th March, starting at 9.30 a.m., a workshop on the topic of smart shipping  will be held at Livorno’s Grand Hotel Palazzo  in its Marconi conference hall.

The event has been organized as one of the activities promoting the results of the 5G Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (5G MASS) project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and implemented by a consortium of companies and research bodies (Telecom Italia (project leader), Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni – CNIT (technical coordinator), FlySight, CETENA, and Grimaldi)  under the supervision of the Harbour Offices Command Centre.

The 5G MASS project is part of ESA’s ‘Smart and uncrewed shipping’ programme. It aims to implement a broadband, low-latency data sharing system between ships and ports, as the basis for digital and autonomous navigation.

This system will be tested, for the first time in Italy, in Livorno, on board a RO/RO ship. The trials will start in the second half of 2023 and will end in the first months of 2024. The tests will be carried out under the supervision of the Maritime Directorate and with the support of the Port Network Authority  and the Harbour Pilot Corps.

During  the workshop the Port Network Authority is going to discuss the opportunities the project provides for  Livorno’s industrial complex and its regional  area  with the authorities and industries involved in the experimentation.

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Download  the  workshop programme

Translation by Giles Foster

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