The Port of Cork has entered an agreement with Innovez One, a provider of port management systems, to accelerate the digitalisation of its port calls and operations.
Innovez One will provide its flagship software, marineM, to fully digitise and optimise crucial marine services for vessels arriving and departing Ireland’s second-largest port as per the agreement.
MarineM will automate and improve the scheduling of port, tug, and pilotage services, which are crucial for efficient operations.
MarineM’s planning module will manage schedules and dispatch resources, assigning pilots and tugboats to jobs, and reallocating resources if a vessel’s estimated time of arrival changes, using algorithms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, according to the Port of Cork.
This agreement with Innovez One is expected to boost the efficiency of service fleets for the port, thereby minimising the overall distance travelled, eliminating unnecessary journeys and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
It is also anticipated to enhance berth management, which plays a key role in building port resilience and minimising congestion.
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Agents will additionally be able to register their vessels, order services such as supplies, logistics and marine services, and track the progress of each job from an online portal available on mobile phones.
MarineM will automate the billing process, which will boost transparency and accuracy, and help eliminate billing issues, delays, and disputes, reported the port.
“By partnering with Innovez One, we are proud to take the next step of our digitalisation journey, fully harnessing the latest advances in artificial intelligence to create a more efficient and sustainable future,” said Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Cork Company, Conor Mowlds.
This deal comes almost six months after the Port of Cork officially opened its new container terminal.