Johor Port Berhad in Malaysia has established a partnership with Innovez One to accelerate digitalisation and improve the efficiency of marine services and port operations.
The collaboration intends to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve operations and reduce GHG emissions at the fully integrated Multi-Purpose Port, which is the world’s biggest Edible Oil Terminal and one of the region’s few licenced London Metal Exchange (LME) sites.
From vessel registration to invoicing, Innovez One’s AI-powered software ‘marineM’ will be utilised to digitalise and improve the whole chain of Marine Services for ships arriving and exiting Johor Port.
MarineM will use machine learning, a subset of AI, to automate and optimise the scheduling of Port, Tug and Pilotage services. Algorithms, using data on Johor Port’s operations, will dispatch Pilots and Tugboats in the most efficient way, and reallocate resources seamlessly when vessels’ ETAs change.
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The marineM platform gives port managers real-time tracking of marine services activities, as well as data integration into a single dashboard for business and operational analytics.
For visiting ships, the digital system will reportedly allow agents to register their vessels, request services, and follow the progress of each task in real time via an online site that can be accessed from any location and on any device. The system will also automate the billing process and tariff administration, reducing billing errors, delays, and disputes.
Md Derick Basir, CEO of Johor Port, said: “As the Southern Gateway for Malaysia, Johor Port plays a vital role not only for our local communities and businesses, but also for the economy of the entire region. Our ambition is to deliver smart, efficient and sustainable Port Operations, while ensuring safety at all times, and digitalisation is at the heart of our strategy to deliver that vision.
“We are proud to partner with Innovez One to harness the latest advances in artificial intelligence to optimise planning and, ultimately, achieve greater fuel and operational efficiency. This will enable us to serve our customers and communities better while reducing our environmental footprint.”
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David Yeo, CEO of Innovez One, stated: “Ports around the world are experiencing profound and fast-paced transformations. They are pressed to not only tackle congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also to play new roles as energy hubs for green shipping – and do all this while continuing to thrive commercially.
“Digitalisation is the essential foundation on which progress can be built, helping ports become smarter, greener and more transparent, while also delivering key insights to support strategic decision-making. We are delighted to support Johor Port as it joins the growing ranks of the fully digitised ports of tomorrow.”