e-Maritime Optimization Solutions

Maritime Logistics Optimization

The eMAR project has shown how the single windows concept, combined with demand-driven logistics optimization software, can lead to massive benefits for maritime cargo transport operators.

eMAR is a collaboration between thirty maritime logistics technology innovators and European shipping organisations led by BMT.

Port of Valencia, Wärtsilä, Danaos Shipping, and DNV have developed and trialled e-Maritime solutions which have shown how massive improvements in efficiency and service can be achieved.

Demand-Driven Logistics Scheduling

Exploiting Interoperability

The single windows concept drives much greater availability and quality of real-time data about cargo and transport resources in the multi-modal supply chain.

MJC²'s real-time scheduling systems can exploit this advance to deliver very substantial benefits, both in terms of cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

Integrated Multi-modal Planning

The eMAR solution is believed to be the first with the capability to optimize multimodal operations in an integrated way, maximising throughput at the port and intermodal terminal while reducing wasted repositioning movements and resource "dead time".

The conclusion from the eMAR project is that real-time optimization can save up to 15% of costs for transport operators, while delivering a similar proportional decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in haulage operations.

Win-win for all stakeholders

The e-Maritime approach streamlines and optimizes the entire maritime logistics operation:

  • Faster turnround time for ships: optimized port planning minimises wasted time in terminals and ensures that capacity on routes is well-utilised for freight or empty repositioning.
  • Reduced congestion in ports and terminals: better planning of multimodal transport combined with real-time information about ship ETAs and resource availability.
  • Cost savings for logistics operators: the optimization technology has been shown to save around 10% of transport costs for large freight and container operations.
  • Reduced environmental impact: the approach reduces emissions, as well as minimising traffic, congestion and noise around busy logistics hubs.

 

 

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