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XXL parking assistance for ships

CUXHAVEN. In July, after a two-and-a-half year development period, the “SmartKai” project went into trial operation with a berthing manoeuvre of the “Sealandia Seaways” ferry at the RoRo bridge of the Europakai. The IHATEC funding programme, which focusses on innovative port technologies, aims to improve safety when ships enter and leave the port as well as when mooring and entering locks. Furthermore, it should also prevent damage to ships and port infrastructure. The ideas gained from this trial operation are to be used in the future for other quay facilities, port entrances, locks and bridges.


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