e-Maritime & Logistics Optimization

e-Maritime Optimization

eMAR: e-Maritime & Logistics Optimization

The European Commission's e-Maritime initiative will lead to a paperless, streamlined and optimized maritime logistics industry, not only saving countless hours of administration and form-filling, but also millions of euros through better planning and scheduling of logistics activity.

A common complaint voiced by maritime operators is the huge burden of administration and paperwork that falls on them due to the stringent reporting requirements imposed by national and governmental organisations. The e-Maritime initiative tackles this by implementing standardised electronic reporting mechanism which does away with almost all the current form-filling. The eMAR project is a consortium of industry, government, technical and research organisations which has applied the e-maritime approach to real-world situations in the maritime logistics industry, delivering massive operational benefits.

Real-time Logistics Optimization

A major benefit of the eMAR automated data exchange is the ability to make huge efficiency gains across the entire logistics operation. Estimated savings run into millions of euros for large organisations, easily paying for the investment in the advanced technology required.

Currently most operations have a high degree of manual planning, primarily due to two main factors: poor availability of vital information and outdated, limited planning systems that lack the power to tackle complex operations.

MJC² has developed a ground-breaking solution that integrates the planning of the entire maritime logistics operation in a coordinated, integrated way, including port operations, hauliers, rail movements, container depots, repositioning movements and shipping capacity.

Win-win for all stakeholders

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

  • Faster turnround time for ships: optimised port planning minimises wasted time in terminals & ensures that capacity on routes is well-utilised for freight or empty repositioning
  • Reduced congestion in ports & 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

Keywords: e-maritime - logistics - multimodal - shipping


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