Maritime intelligence company, Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS), has announced that it will collaborate with the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) in providing a green shipping corridor capability using the firm’s OCIANA platform.
The green shipping corridor capability enables vessels to establish an initially low and ultimately zero-carbon emissions route while matching their arrival with berth availability and maintaining compliance.
OCIANA is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that provides maritime vessel and port optimisation and maritime risk management solutions for the global maritime market.
The platform ingests a wide range of operational and oceanographic data sets and through proprietary analysis, supports decision-making related to the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on all of the world’s waterways.
“OCIANA has been designed collaboratively with ports, shipping lines and terminal operators to improve efficiency, minimise risk and reduce emissions on a global scale”, said Richard Kolacz, GSTS CEO.
“This proprietary capability will enhance end-to-end logistics management and enable the optimisation of goods delivered by sea, which accounts for 90 per cent of global trade.”
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“We have been working with GSTS to ensure that the capabilities they develop meet the needs and objectives of ports and shipping lines,” stated Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the MPA.
This announcement comes shortly after the Port of Montreal announced that it will earmark more than CA$335 million ($247 million) in its new five-year investment plan for its infrastructure on the Island of Montreal.