Project Description

Project Goals:

The aim of dashPORT is the more conscious use of energy-intensive consumers and the saving of avoidable energy consumption. In addition, dashPORT will predict power consumption and consumption peaks that result from the knowledge of upcoming ship arrivals and the associated handling activities.


Electricity consumption at transshipment terminals is high and varies greatly depending on operations. This has financial and environmental implications and challenges for network operators and users. Reason enough to analyze the situation in detail and improve it with the help of digital solutions. In the dashPORT project - short for "Port Energy Management Dashboard" - the companies Niedersachsen Ports and the handling company J. Müller in Brake are now being supported by Fraunhofer CML and OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology in setting up an energy consumption monitoring system. In order to record the consumption of all relevant consumers in the entire port environment at the terminal in detail and in real time, around 500 digital remote-readable electricity meters are being installed. Their measured values are continuously evaluated and processed using machine learning.

Role of the CML in dashPORT:

The Fraunhofer CML records the processes and electrical loads of the terminal and infrastructure operator and examines them for optimization potential. Together with OFFIS, the CML carries out the data analysis of the electricity consumption.

Project Consortium: 

Niedersachsen Ports, transshipment company J. Müller in Brake, OFFIS - Institute for Computer Science and Fraunhofer CML

DashPORT is funded for three years by the IHATEC funding program for innovative port technologies of the BMVI, running from December 2019 to December 2022.