According to Port of Antwerp, the use of drones will play an increasingly important role in the port of the future.
As part of Port of Antwerp’s participation in the SAFIR project, extensive tests have already been carried out to investigate the feasibility of manned and unmanned drones at the port.
The ultimate goal of these projects is a network of autonomous drones that can provide a ‘live feed’ of the various port activities, in the context of a smart, safe and efficient port.
Port of Antwerp alderman Annick De Ridder said: “We are doing everything we can to ensure a safe port and drones will become indispensable for this in the near future, including at our port.
“Innovation is crucial to guarantee the sustainable growth of our port in the long term. This collaboration also confirms that the port is the ideal environment in which to test and further develop innovative technology.”