This week Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant reported on quantum communications in The Netherlands, with a whole section on the Q*Bird project at Port of Rotterdam.

In the words of Erwin Rademaker, head of development at Port of Rotterdam: ‘We want all communications on the quay, and with cargo ships, to be absolutely secure’. To this end, Port of Rotterdam is building a secured internet based on Q*Bird and Cisco technology. A Cisco security specialist quoted in the article states: “This will be the world’s first quantum safe industrial internet”.

Q*Bird co-founder and CEO Ingrid Romijn: “Until only a few years ago, quantum safe connections were only possible under perfect laboratory conditions. We’ve since been able to expand operations to real life applications, including in industrial settings. The network being built at the Port of Rotterdam will be a robust and commercial system”.

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe, and the world’s largest seaport outside of East Asia

We are very proud to be part of this project. More details can be found in this Volkskrant article (in Dutch), which also covers the broader Dutch quantum ecosystem that Q*Bird is part of.

For further information, or an English translation of the Volkskrant article, please contact us.