Using AI port software to improve efficiencies
11 Jul 2022

Using AI to eliminate first and last mile inefficiencies – Ship Technology Global

Ports have a key role to play in shipping’s decarbonisation transition, by reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible. By harnessing one of the most abundant elements in shipping – data – the industry can start delivering on its sustainability ambitions today. Digitalisation will be essential to enhancing efficiency and transparency across the supply chain.

Playing an important role in the critical first and last mile of a vessel’s journey at sea, improving sustainability at ports is vital to achieving overall industry goals. This is a pivotal time for the 120 ports in the UK and those in the wider EMEA region, as they face challenges around congestion and sustainability. Across the UK and EMEA, ports are at very different stages in terms of digitalisation, with many relying on manual processes such as paper and whiteboards to manage their tug and pilotage services, and others lacking comprehensive port management, dealing with fragmented or legacy systems.

AI-powered solutions can help unlock new levels of efficiencies at these ports. For example, the automation of scheduling for pilot and tug operations can make them more resilient in the face of last-minute changes, as well as improving efficiency that will reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the full article in Ship Technology Global.