Increasing the efficiency of port operations

TIM, Authority Port of Livorno, Italy, EU Commission, Italy

Port of the future

Addressing efficiency and sustainability at the Port of Livorno with 5G

2020 report


To increase efficiency, productivity and sustainability in Italian port operations.


Ericsson is deploying and piloting 5G and Augmented Reality (AR) enhanced use cases in the port of Livorno. 5G connectivity has allowed for more efficient loading and unloading operations.


Secure efficiency of port by minimizing transit time of goods meanwhile securing workplace safety and less pollution with 8.2% CO2e saving. ​

Speed up loading/unloading operations to reduce idle times for ships travels through enhanced logistics. The project has been selected as best practice by UN SDSN and presented at UN Global Goals Week 2019.

Findings and facts - 5G Port of the Future (pdf)

More facts and reading



Digitalizing port operations with 5G

For centuries, the Port of Livorno has been the gateway to Tuscany and its iconic cities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. During the Renaissance, Italy became a cultural pioneer through the exportation of beautiful fashions, innovative designs and delicious food.

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Active SDGs

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

The highlighted Sustainable Development Goals are included in the project.

“I would say that 5G will be of paramount importance in connected ports, because 5G enables fast and high bandwidth communication.”

– Dr Paolo Pagano, Director of the Innovation Service Center, CNIT and Livorno Port Authority.