Robin Audenaerdt

Managing Director
Audenaerdt Project Management

Robin Audenaerdt, MSc., MA, started as a project engineer at Europe Combined Terminals, Europe’s largest container terminal, in Rotterdam in 1995. Robin holds university degrees in Logistics, Business Administration, and Supply Chain Optimization from Insead. With first-hand experience from the first fully automated container terminal in the world with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Stacking Cranes (ARMG), he has been working as project and implementation manager for container, car, and airfreight terminals and ports ever since. Not only for freight terminals but also in other logistical hubs, he has been consulting and managing logistical challenges for both public and private clients. Among other projects, he is currently acting as Project Director Container Exchange Route for PortShuttle BV in Rotterdam, a special service and subsidiary of Port of Rotterdam Authority. The Container Exchange Route enables transportation of containers on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. A dedicated road network connects all terminals, container depots, distribution centers and customs facilities. Using this network, autonomous vehicles transport the containers to their destination, fast and efficiently, undisturbed by other traffic. The Container Exchange Route is expected to handle over one million containers per year.



Digital Twin/IOT: Improving VisIbility in the Terminal
Thursday 20th May 2021, 5:00PM – 6:15PM BST
Internet of Things and 5G Networking have enabled technologies such as Digital Twin to be, by creating a network of the physical objects in the Terminal, allowing the collection of data from all sensors and machines, and improving overall visibility. This session will unpack how the technology is transforming the way terminals are making decisions by allowing operators to replicate and simulate processes and preventing mistakes which may cost time and money.

• How the IoT can vastly improve visibility across the entire terminal, create a clear picture of every aspect of port operations and minimise ‘lost data’.
• How the ability to simulate processes will allow terminal operators to test their decisions before implementing them.
• Real-world examples of the improvement in efficiency and resiliency that a Digital Twin Engine can yield.
• The increasing role of VR in port operations: The perfect partner to Digital Twin?