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Le Havre and partners to develop smart solutions

[ October 30, 2019   //   ]

Five public and private sector partners, including the port of Le Havre (Haropa) have launched a plan to develop a Smart Data Services platform.

Two regional public players, the Le Havre Seine Metropolitan Authority, and HAROPA – Port of Le Havre – have joined forces with private partners telecommunications firm Orange, technology specialist Cisco and port digital platform developer SOGET.

President of Le Havre Seine Metropolitan region Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, explained: “The Metropolitan Authority produces a lot of data; it is a wealth that must be exploited today to better understand the expectations of citizens and improve the performance of public services. The partnership is of high quality and provides an opportunity to accelerate the digital transition of our region.”

Haropa managing director Baptiste Maurand added: “The ability to manage data is essential to improve performance on the scale of port communities at large. For Haropa, this partnership makes it possible to explore the potential of sharing data of all kinds. I have no doubt that this partnership, thanks to the cross-cutting exploitation of the data that it allows, will bring new services to benefit the customers of sea and shore interfaces alike, to citizens and to all the economic operators on the Seine Corridor. The partnership with leading digital players will…support our competitiveness in tomorrow’s world.”

Possible services could include new solutions to increase ease of transport of goods passing through port areas or improving intermodal transport.

Haropa has meanwhile also signed an industrial partnership with plane-maker Airbus to find digital solutions to simplify electronic processes and facilitate the development of international trade.

The two partners will combine their respective software systems, STYRIS (Radar-VTS) and S-WiNG (digital port management service) to improve monitoring of shipping and optimizing port operations and port calls. The agreement also allows Airbus to export the know-how to other international ports and to promote Haropa’s solutions.

A second agreement is part of the TIGA innovations regions program under which Airbus,  The Le Havre Shipping And Port Confederation (UMEP), Haropa and  and SOGET will join forces to design and develop a strategy for a cybersecurity platform for use in ports, shipping and industry.

In particular, they will work together to define a technical, legal, administrative and financial framework designed to offer the services of a Security Operations Centre.