Port of Gothenburg aims to be one of the world’s most competitive port. It wants to ensure Swedish industry’s access to the whole world, and as a result, selected Awake.AI’s Berth Planner solution to enhance digitalization.
Awake.AI provides Port of Gothenburg an integrated, smart and user-friendly berth planning tool that will optimize port calls and improve collaboration between all port actors.
“Customers have asked for this feature for quite some time, so this will be very appreciated. Berth Planner helps us to become the world’s most competitive port, and of course, a smart and connected port,” says Martin Johannesson, head of IT, Port of Gothenburg.
Berth planner turned problems into opportunities
Today, there are many actors involved in a port call process, tools are not user friendly and some steps in the port call planning process are still manual. Manual port call planning leads to poor collaboration, longer wait times, more emissions and higher costs to all actors involved. Ports do not have a clear overview of the vessel traffic and operational status.
“The Port of Gothenburg, as many other ports, has a wide range of platforms and applications. However, none of them is an overarching port call optimization platform,” says Johannesson.
The Port of Gothenburg wants to digitize the freight hub and become the Smart Port of the Nordics. As one important step to the digitalization journey, Port of Gothenburg selected Awake.AI’s Berth Planner because it is user friendly, fully integrated with other port IT systems, will visualize each port call and makes real-time collaboration and better-informed decisions possible.
Better decision making in just a few months
Awake.AI provides Port of Gothenburg an integrated, intelligent and user-friendly berth planning tool and supports information sharing and collaboration between the port actors. Artificial intelligence (AI)-empowered predictions will provide insights on arriving and departing ships, suggest the most efficient berth option and give warnings when the berth is double-booked or there are security or resource issues, as it is fully integrated with other port IT systems.
“Smart Port as a Service Berth Planner is an innovative way of planning based on real-time data, involves all port actors and it is fully integrated with other port IT systems and applications,” says senior project manager Vaklin Angelov. “In its core, it is a berth planner, but the expected positive effects are twofold. An intuitive and effective platform for our operators makes the job of planning port calls more efficient. But, combined with the ability to share and visualize the berth plans to the port call stakeholders, it is an important building stone for common situational awareness to the current state of the port call. An insight many local actors have been requesting for years,” says Fredrik Rauer, traffic coordinator, Port of Gothenburg.
Awake.AI’s Berth Planner allows the Port of Gothenburg to plan and visualize berth plans with AI-empowered accuracy in just a few months’ time.
“Awake.AI has been very agile in delivering the project, despite integrations taking longer than expected. We expect the project up and running in 6 months, which is in our opinion, very good considering the customization being made for us,” says Johannesson.