Case study: transforming the shore box industry

Applying the power of the Internet of Things

A user-friendly IoT platform for every skipper.

Air quality becomes increasingly important in port environments. Organizations like World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) have urged vessels to minimize the use of diesel generators for on-board power supply.

Our client offers a sustainable solution for vessels at berth: it provides electricity via Onshore Power Supply (OPS) systems.

We were asked to enhance the user-friendliness and transparancy of the solution, so we turned it into Smart Shore Boxes with an intuitive platform. 

Key technologies
  • Digitization
  • Internet of Things
  • Computing power
  • Visualization & dashboarding
  • Mobile & web applications

The Solution

We’ve built a web-based platform, connected to the shore boxes. It has multiple features:

  • A realtime geographical map of the available shore boxes
  • A personal user account to book and pay online
  • A tool to digitally activate and manage the shore box
  • A realtime dashboard to monitor your power consumption
  • A transparent utility management solution for port authorities and Techelec’s technical team, providing technical insights about individual shore boxes


Unique vessels


Smart Shore Boxes


European Ports

“Thanks to Rombit, we are able to offer a groundbreaking and easy-to-use IoT platform, automating the management of shore electricity boxes.”

— Nicolas Broos, Operations Manager – Techelec

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