Dinalog SALOMO

Dinalog SALOMO

The Port of Rotterdam plays an important role for the Dutch economy. Large volumes of containerized goods are imported and exported. The vast transportation network that extends into Europe is complex and difficult to plan and control, especially because the call size of the ships is increasing. Ships with more than 14000 twenty-foot containers are expected to use the new container terminals that will open on the 2nd Maasvlakte in 2014. When there are disturbances such as a late arrival of one of these deep-sea carriers, tens of thousands of operations in the transportation chain are affected. The SALOMO research project aims at facilitating better decision making and planning through increased shared situational awareness in the transportation chain, as well as training the staff to flexibly deal with dynamic circumstances. In the project, 8 innovations using simulation and serious gaming are developed and tested to improve shared situational awareness in these complex multi-stakeholder settings. The 4-year project is funded by Dinalog and carried out with the Open University, industry partners and small gaming companies.

Picture on both local and shared situational assessment

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