Baltic Future Port: Accompanying research, using modeling and simulation of 5G networks, as well as threat-based measurement technology to significantly promote and support the design, construction and operation of the local 5G network

Project: Projects with Federal FundingProjects with Federal Ministry Funding: BMBF

Project Details


The University of Lübeck is supporting this project with the Institute of Electrical Engineering in Medicine and the associated Autonomous Systems Lab. Together with the Technical University, the researchers are providing scientific support for the project. The University of Lübeck focuses on the use of autonomous systems: specifically, measuring and monitoring the 5G network using drones. The use of multicopters to support other digital processes in the port is also being analyzed. "The Baltic Future Port project is also highly relevant for our research area of safe autonomous systems with regard to artificial intelligence. Measurements and monitoring from the air, as in this project, will also be of great importance outside the port industry in the future," says Prof. Dr. Phillipp Rostalski, Head of the Institute of lectrical Engineering in Medicine at the University of Lübeck.

The Baltic Future Port project will run until the end of 2023. 3.9 million Euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure will go towards eleven projects, such as the establishment of a 5G campus network, the automation of cranes, the digital data collection of goods and the monitoring of technical processes from the air.

For the city of Luebeck, this funding is a welcome opportunity to advance digitalization in the Hanseatic City of Luebeck. This is because the core of the "Baltic Future Port" project is the establishment of a 5G campus network: this network is the basic prerequisite for the smooth operation of a modern digital port economy. Based on the 5G campus network, a total of eleven sub-projects are being implemented in the ports of Lübeck, for example at Skandinavienkai and Seelandkai.

In future, for example, cargo arriving at the port site will be systematically recorded digitally and individual parking spaces will be allocated digitally in order to optimize the utilization of parking spaces and free capacity at the Skandinavienkai terminal. Ship loading, crane workflows and other activities can also be optimized and planned in a more resource-efficient manner with the help of digital support.

(Press Release of the University, 06.04.2021)
Effective start/end date30.12.2030.06.24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems
  • Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 407-04 Traffic and Transport Systems, Logistics, Intelligent and Automated Traffic