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Surpassing the competition with Berth Planner

Port of Gothenburg aims to be one of the world’s most competitive port. They want to ensure Swedish industry’s access to the whole world and as a result, have chosen Awake.AI’s Berth Planner solution to enhance their digitalization. Awake.AI provides Port of Gothenburg an integrated, smart and user-friendly berth planning tool that will optimize port calls and improve collaboration between all port actors. “Customers have asked for this feature for quite some time so this will be very appreciated. Berth Planner helps us to become the world’s most competitive port and of course a smart and connected port. “Martin Johannesson, Head of IT, Port of Gothenburg, sums up.

Berth planner turned problems to opportunities

Today there are many actors involved in a port call process, tools are not user friendly, and some steps in the port call planning process is still manual. Manual port call planning leads to poor collaboration, longer waiting times, more emissions and higher cost to all actors involved. Ports do not have a clear overview of the vessel traffic and operational status. ”The port of Gothenburg, as many other ports, has a wide range of platforms and applications. However, none of them is an “overarching port call optimization platform”- says Martin Johannesson, Head of IT, Port of Gothenburg. The Port of Gothenburg wants to digitalize the freight hub and become the Smart Port in the Nordics. As one important step to their digitalization journey, Port of Gothenburg chose Awake.AI’s Berth Planner because the solution is user friendly, fully integrated with other port IT systems and it will visualize each port call and makes real-time collaboration and better-informed decisions possible.

Better decision making in just few months

Awake.AI provides Port of Gothenburg an integrated, intelligent and user-friendly berth planning tool and supports information sharing and collaboration between the port actors. AI-empowered predictions will provide excellent insights on arriving and departing ships, will suggest the most efficient berth option and give warnings when the berth is double-booked or there are security or resource issues (as it is fully integrated with other port IT systems). “Smart Port as a Service ™ Berth Planner is an innovative way of planning, based on real-time data, involves all port actors and it is fully integrated with other port IT systems and applications.” – says Senior Project Manager Vaklin Angelov “In its core, it is a berth planner but the expected positive effects are twofold. An intuitive and effective platform for our operators makes the job of planning port calls more efficient. But combined with the ability to share and visualize the berth plans to the port call stakeholders it is an important building stone for common situational awareness to the current state of the port call. An insight many local actors have been requesting for years.“ – states Fredrik Rauer, Traffic Coordinator, The Port of Gothenburg. Awake’s Berth Planner allows the Port of Gothenburg to plan and visualize berth plans with AI-empowered accuracy in just a few months’ time. “Awake.AI has been very agile in delivering the project, despite integrations taking longer than expected, we expect the project up and running in 6 months. Which in our opinion is very good considering the customization which is being made for us.” - states Martin Johannesson – and recommends Awake.AI as a partner to other ports.

About Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia and the gateway to the world for a large proportion of Swedish industry. The Port of Gothenburg is strategically located on the west coast of Sweden. Some 70 per cent of industry and the population of Scandinavia fall within a radius of 500 km. The area also includes three capital cities – Oslo, Cope

nhagen and Stockholm. Almost 30 percent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the port. The Port of Gothenburg has container, ro-ro, car, passenger and oil and energy terminals. Exports comprise mainly steel, vehicles and forest products as well as paper, pulp and timber products. Imports are largely in the form of consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, food and electronics.


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