Last Friday, Storm Eunice hit the Netherlands with gusts of 75 mph. With such storms there is a chance that the mooring lines will snap. This is exactly why we developed the Smart Bollard: by using our system, the actual load on the bollard can be followed real-time and the right actions on the right moments can be taken.
The data on the Smart Bollard dashboard from a unit in the Port of Rotterdam clearly shows what’s happening with the loads on the mooring lines during the storm. Furthermore, the effect of the actions that the port has taken is clearly visible.