Smoothing overall operations across all vessels.
Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) is located in Shenzhen China. It has a total waterfront length of eight kilometers, a yard area of 373 hectares and 16 deep-water container berths. It is equipped with over 70 quay cranes and moves around 80 million TEU( twenty-foot equivalent units) yearly. Port of Hong-Kong (HIT) is situated in the Kwai Tsing container port area of Hong Kong, one of the busiest container ports in the world. HIT operates twelve berths at Terminals 4, 6, 7 and 9. Container terminals logistics solutions need to consolidate and analyze real-time data from operations, apply a scientific approach to decision-making and orchestrate execution and problem resolution. Since Yard bottlenecks are shared across vessels, a multi-vessel view is necessary to smooth operations, and that’s where most packaged solutions fail.
Before implementing DecisionBrain solution, YICT and HIT planned their operations on a single-vessel tool, not considering the impact on the other vessels' operations. This led to:
- Lack of coordination between Quay and Yard Cranes
- Congestions and delays on loading/discharging
- High Reshuffling
- Traffic jam and Yard clashes during peak hours
- Cranes capacity constraints not respected
- Ships delays due to planning errors