Rotterdam, Netherlands — Kramer Group, a major Rotterdam depot and container terminal operator, StreetDrone, a leading provider of autonomous yard truck technology, and Terberg, Europe’s largest manufacturer of yard trucks, have joined forces to deploy autonomous yard trucks across multiple locations in the Port of Rotterdam.
The groundbreaking project, set to span the next two years, will introduce six autonomous yard trucks to the port, commencing at the Kramer City Terminal later in 2023 and expanding to the Maasvlakte Container Exchange Route in 2024. By leveraging the combined expertise of Terberg and StreetDrone, the collaboration is poised to deliver a comprehensive autonomous solution for Kramer Group and their employees.
Using a combination of StreetDrone’s autonomous driving and remote teleoperation solutions, the group expects the new technology to alleviate several hazards and challenges in the port. This will empower Kramer’s workforce to move containers with heightened precision, efficiency, and safety. With the strategic location of Rotterdam as Europe's largest port, this innovative project is expected to enhance the port’s reliability and competitiveness on the global stage.
Terberg will provide the high-end vehicle platform for the autonomous solution, while StreetDrone will leverage its cutting-edge technology stack to enable safe and efficient teleoperation and self-driving capabilities. Kramer will provide their expertise, offering their invaluable experience operating some of the busiest container terminals in Europe. Solid Port Solutions, a Rotterdam-based port consultancy firm, will support the management and delivery of the project.