The SeaFront Logistics and Hive Autonomy innovation allows for port operations to be carried out from a gaming chair in a remote office.
The unique chair was presented on the eve of the Port Conference in Kristiansand recently. Comfortably seated, an employee can remotely control trucks and pallet movements in a harbor or a warehouse. The operator can easily be located in one city and manage operations in another city. This enables easier and less expensive port operations, and a higher level of security and quality for the companies.
“This will revolutionize the way we work in ports and warehouses”, says Ole A. Hagen, Director of Logistics and Transportation at The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
Together with Atle Johannessen, CEO of Port of Kristiansand, Hagen explored the solutions of the future.
“We have struggled with recruitment to our industry. We believe the gaming concept will help our businesses attract young people who are familiar with the gaming world,” says Christoffer Jørgenvåg, General Manager of Hive Autonomy.
As an important bonus, the technology also lowers the risk of accidents and injuries in port operations.