Port of Banten to implement AI-based management system

Port management software company Innovez One reports that it has agreed a deal to supply its marineM system to the Port of Banten in Indonesia, to assist the port in digitalising its towage and pilotage operations.

The Port of Banten will become the thirteenth port in Indonesia to adopt the application, and will begin implementing the complete set of marineM modules with the aim of being fully operational by February 2021.

The software provides an AI-powered port management information system for managing seaport operations, including resource planning, dispatch, and billing. The Port of Banten will use marineM’s AI and scheduling capabilities to optimise the allocations of pilotage and towage operations at the port, to save time and costs as well as lower GHG emissions due to reduced fuel consumption by tugboats.

The port will also receive a unique scheduling engine under the terms of the deal, built specifically for the maritime sector, that uses customised algorithms to plan pilotage operations.

Other modules to be implemented include a Marine Job Planner application to handle task allocations and auto-generation of schedules, allowing users to make adjustments by drag-and-drop, as well as Marine Job Planner Maps, which provides monitoring of tugboat movements and job progress in real-time.

“Our marineM solution will make an immediate difference by turning complex, manual tasks into a streamlined, efficient process underpinned by cutting-edge digital innovation from Innovez One that will enable Port of Banten to achieve its strategic objective,” said David Yeo, group CEO and founder of Innovez One.

“For too long advanced technology that improves efficiencies, profitability and sustainability, has only been reserved for the larger top-tier ports around the world. This does not need to be the case. Our software and solutions can unlock the opportunities of digitalisation right now for the mid-sized and smaller ports which account for over 80% of the market. Our mission is to help this 80% reap the benefits that digitalisation brings, so they can improve the efficiency and sustainability of their operations, as well as increase their profitability, commercial success, and competitiveness in the eyes of their customers.”

“Currently, many operators in the towage and pilotage industries rely on manual, paper-based processes or Excel spreadsheets to arrange and execute jobs. Digitising these processes can deliver substantial cost savings every year for ports and tug fleets, as well as giving them close control over their operations and providing crews with the right support that they need.”  

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