GSTS secures backing for AI-based berth schedule management platform

Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS) has been awarded a contract by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster’s Core Technology Leadership Programme to support the further development of its AI-powered berth schedule management platform, OCIANA.

The deal will allow GSTS to further develop and implement its predictive, dynamic berth management system, used to facilitate digital collaboration between ships, pilotage authorities and ports, and support reduced vessel emissions and fuel use.

“We are extremely pleased to continue to work with our valued customers and innovation partners,” said Richard Kolacz, Chief Executive Officer, GSTS.

“On a daily basis we see events that have an impact on vessel routing and schedules. These include the Red Sea Crisis, Panama Canal issues, weather events like hurricanes, and labour events such as strikes.”

“OCIANA’s novel capability will allow vessels to respond to events and identify optimal routes and arrival times by coordinating with ports and pilotage authorities thereby reducing emissions, fuel use and transport costs.”

Working in partnership with organisations including Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal Port Authority, Laurentian Pilotage Authority and Clear Seas, OCIANA’s latest update will look to streamline vessel berthing through AI predictive analytics to support Just-in-Time Arrivals (JIT).

“As the first shipowner to participate in the Ocean Supercluster project, we are excited to support GSTS’ development of the OCIANA platform,” said Jean Fahmy, Vice President – Digital, Canada Steamship Lines.

“By contributing real-time data from our Canadian fleet, we aim to help advance efforts to leverage artificial intelligence to support decarbonisation in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway by optimising Just-in-Time routing and voyage ETAs.”

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