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Airbus advances maritime capabilities with HAROPA-Port of Le Havre agreement

Airbus and HAROPA-Port of Le Havre have signed an industrial and a distribution agreement to advance navigation surveillance and optimise port and stopover operations.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The agreement relates to a joint software solution based on the Airbus VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) product family STYRIS and Port of Le Havre solution S-WiNG (a digital service for port management). The aim is to offer an advanced and high-performance solution that is capable of ensuring better navigation.

Airbus, the UNION MARITIME ET PORTUAIRE (UMEP), HAROPA - Port du Havre and SOGET have also joined forces in the context of the Smart Port City project in order to consider and contribute to the development of an industrial cybersecurity strategy and platform. They will define the technical, legal, administrative and financial framework to offer the services of a Security Operations Centre (SOC). These services made available to citizens, large companies and SMEs of the Le Havre port economic zone, can constitute an operational solution that will allow them to innovate, connect and evolve, while making cybersecurity an asset to their development. This service platform could form part of a larger-scale strategy aimed at feeding a maritime platform based on a national SOC.

Through the signing of these two agreements, Airbus reinforces its maritime capabilities, co-creates and distributes value added services and extends its maritime portfolio to better address the needs of ports and harbours with digital services. The agreement responds to the new challenges that ports now face.

“These partnerships will make it easier for our existing solutions to integrate key areas of innovation such as blockchain technology. They will also improve confidence in the quality of digital data and the traceability of changes. Our ambition is to consolidate our position as a major, secure, digital port on the Seine corridor and throughout France,” said Baptiste Maurand, director of Port of Le Havre.

“Partnering is in our nature and allows us to grow and reinforce Airbus as a key player in the maritime domain. It helps us not only to increase our maritime portfolio and create new services that can be exported and implemented at any other port in the world, but also to contribute to port cybersecurity, to make our oceans safer and, which is more important, to support port authorities in their day-to-day challenges,” said Evert Dudok, head of communications, intelligence and security at Airbus Defence and Space. {/mprestriction}

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