The Swedish seaport is rolling out the digital berth planner tool, developed by the Finnish Awake.AI, to optimise port calls.
"We can now use the same tool to examine the safety parameters to determine whether a ship can moor at a specific berth, to position the ship, and to plan the time," Fredrik Rauer, Traffic Coordinator and Project Leader for Berth Planner at the Gothenburg Port Authority, explained.
He furthered, "We can also show external parties the calls that have been coordinated with the terminal and the calls for which we only have an approved vessel notification. Without this status distinction, it will appear as if we have two or three moored vessels overlapping and an outsider would logically put this down to scheduling problems. With Allberth we can give mooring personnel, the ship's agent, and the terminal the opportunity to act immediately on the information that we visualise in the application."
"It is similar in many ways to a traditional school timetable, where a note is made of which ships are moored at the different berths. Using the map service, a time slot is chosen for a specific berth, allowing operatives to see which vessel is due to moor at a particular berth at a particular time. In certain instances, we can also see the planned position at the quayside," Awake.AI said in a press release.
Allberth offers two-way integration – for in-house use by berth planning personnel at the Port of Gothenburg and for external use by the various parties involved in calls (incl. pilots, mooring company personnel, and ship agents).
Allberth is currently used by Port Control, which receives all calls at the Port of Gothenburg, and the safety and security coordinators at the Energy Terminal. External users will gradually join the system.