Like a large beehive, ports have part of that natural beauty of thousands of units moving in concert, in unison. Just like a flock of birds, hundreds of ships with hundreds of sailors on board must coordinate their operations: loading, unloading, repairing, refuelling... The slightest failure can lead to a very serious loss of time and resources. Something so complicated cannot be simple. But the Internet of Things is here to offer solutions where before there were none. Through its application, the ports of the future can be ushered into Industry 4.0 without a hitch, turning science fiction into a reality today.