European Space Agency collaborates with Sinay to create digital maritime platform
French maritime tech company Sinay has announced the signature of a EUR 1.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a digital maritime platform.
The Digital Port Platform project consists of a Hub of maritime modules to enhance port competitiveness through improved efficiency and increased sustainability. The Digital Port Platform will show how the integration of space assets is a key enabler for maritime sustainability and port system evolution, transforming space and maritime data into key indicators, and enabling data-driven management to solve major environmental and performance issues.
The Digital Port Platform hosts different modules tackling various industry pain points: predicted time of arrival to reduce port congestion and vessel delays, real-time monitoring, port collaboration, and port business intelligence to help the Smart Port ecosystem collaborate in their daily activities: Port Authorities & Operators, Harbour Master Office and Shipping companies, Offshore constructors, and Marine contractors.
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“Gathering powerful information from ESA will allow Sinay to help maritime corporates to conciliate business efficiency with ocean sustainability” said Alessio Maglio, project & business manager at Sinay.
Rita Rinaldo, head of projects and studies implementation division at ESA said: “The Digital Port Platform will play a crucial role in helping to better understand, monitor and forecast the port ecosystem. The developments targeted in the project are ambitious but necessary given the scale of the issues to be addressed.”
Elodie Viau, ESA’s director of telecommunications and integrated applications, said: “This is another exciting milestone achieved in the maritime vertical that will help advance port operations and sustainability. We’re delighted to be able to scale-up Sinay to promote collaboration, multidisciplinary innovation and the creation of smart technology that’s having important environmental and economic impacts.”
Source: The Digital Ship