International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has announced the successful live implementation of an AI-powered operational optimisation tool at its flagship terminal, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).
In a statement, the terminal operator said the YardSight system is part of a larger AI solution suite called AiCON, which was developed by US-based AI specialists Avlino, in partnership with IGO Solutions.
Anders Dommestrup, MICT CEO and Executive Director, said, “The YardSight AI module, in its current form, provides logic for the most efficient stacking positions based on optimal work balancing of our rubber tired gantries (RTGs).
“This results into increased productivity for internal and external trucks, reduced traffic clashes, and minimised yard rehandles when stacking import containers.
“We are closely working together to expand the application into dynamic allocation of CHE ranges and focusing efficiencies for the export yard cycle for internal/external trucks in the coming months as well.
“We are already seeing very encouraging signs that this new approach can deliver significant efficiencies to equipment utilisation and truck turnaround time, which will be passed on to our customers to further support ICTSI’s conscious effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emission.”
YardSight performs capacity optimisation, throughput management, and yard space maximisation.
Leveraging real-time and historical operational data from internal and external sources, the AI application adapts to the current state and responds back to users with intelligent work directives based on the transformative conditions.
Ramana Jampala, founding CEO of Avlino, also commented, “Real-time planning that responds to external dynamic conditions is a real game-changer for terminal operators.
“Adopters of YardSight will find that they are equipped to tackle the challenges of constriction, congestion, and high re-handle counts.
“YardSight manages the entire yard operation by optimising the TOS and enhancing resources through advanced ML/AI technologies delivered through smart solution engineering, developed in partnership with IGO’s automation expertise.
“More importantly, the Solution incorporates directly into ICTISI’s existing business process, where AI controls workflows to tighten operational expenses while increasing profit margins. It is truly a win-win scenario.”