Wärtsilä to Use Machine Learning, AI to Optimise British Port Operations

The Port of Southampton. Image Credit: Associated British Ports

Wärtsilä’s digital know-how division, Wärtsilä Voyage, has entered right into a five-year framework settlement with UK ports group Associated British Ports (ABP) to digitalise operations at its 21 ports.

The aim is make port calls and operations as environment friendly, sustainable and protected as potential through a spread of digital applied sciences together with Just-In-Time options, machine studying and AI.

The venture, which started in June, will span a number of phases throughout all of ABP’s ports.

This consists of the adoption of Wärtsilä’s Vessel Traffic Services system and Port Management Information System that’s anticipated to be built-in into the Port of Southampton earlier than April 2023, with different options subsequently being deployed throughout ABP’s different 20 ports.

“This is a landmark contract that can have a profound affect on the sustainability, resilience and effectivity of worldwide provide chains,” stated Håkan Agnevall, President & CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation.

“Digitalisation provides nice potential for the maritime trade to attain its formidable emissions reductions targets.”


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