Port of Rotterdam Authority Prepares Airspace for Drone Usage

The Port of Rotterdam Authority prepares airspace for drones, integrating technology into busy port operations. Partnership with Airwayz promotes safety & efficiency.

Key Points

  • The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun the preparation of its airspace for drone usage.
  • An Airspace Centre was established on the 14th floor of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s office to implement this change.
  • The Airspace Centre will regulate the Very Low-Level (VLL) airspace for drones above the Europoort and Maasvlakte area for the next two years under a pilot scheme.
  • The airspace will be managed for both manned and unmanned flights via an Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system.


This initiative marks a significant step forward in integrating drone technology into everyday operations in one of the world’s busiest ports. The fact that both manned and unmanned flights are being catered for underlines the foresight of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, acknowledging the growing presence and importance of drone technology in modern logistics. The two-year trial period will undoubtedly reveal valuable insights for other locations to consider when introducing similar measures. The Port of Rotterdam’s partnership with Airwayz underlines the potential of joint efforts in promoting safety and efficiency in the future use of airspace for drones.

Original article: https://www.dronewatch.eu/port-of-rotterdam-and-airwayz-to-trial-digital-air-traffic-control-for-drones/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=port-of-rotterdam-and-airwayz-to-trial-digital-air-traffic-control-for-drones