Bremerhaven/Hamburg (Germany) 28th July 2022. The AKIDU joint project was launched at a certificate presentation ceremony at the Unikai Terminal in Hamburg. In the research project, rolling goods are to be measured at the Unikai terminal with AI support and the data used for process optimization.
The Unikai terminal is the largest facility in the Port of Hamburg specializing in rolling cargo. Around the clock, cars, trucks, trains and other large equipment and goods are loaded onto and off the ships on a rolling basis. To ensure that processes at the terminal run smoothly and transparently, the size, weight and other condition data of the rolling goods will be recorded and provided via AI-supported technology. As part of the AKIDU joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (funding guideline IHATEC II), AI-supported pattern recognition and processing is being developed and used on a test basis. In addition to Unikai Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft, participants include the University of Hamburg (Department of Computer Science), Hamburg Port Consulting and AKQUINET.
CO2 emissions and space requirements to be reduced
In the project, the condition data of rolling goods will no longer be recorded manually, but digitally in an automated way and made available via EDI to all parties involved in the process chain, e.g. ports of destination, shipping companies, authorities, etc. The digital support of the work should lead to more transparency in the entire process chain - from delivery to seaward loading to the recipient ports - reduce the required storage space and lower CO2 emissions through the targeted use of large-scale equipment at the terminal. Research is being conducted into the digital recognition of heterogeneous goods in the context of AI image and pattern recognition. Based on this, flexible, rule-based space planning of terminal areas and parking space planning will be designed and developed. AKQUINET is responsible for the rule-based space management, the rule-based space planning and space management as well as for the evaluation and validation of the project, which will run until end of 2024.
akquinet port consulting, a subsidiary of akquinet AG, has been offering consulting services and solutions for port and terminal logistics for many years. Its industry solution, the CHESSCON software product family, offers simulation-based solutions for terminals, be it capacity forecasts, layout, process and TOS optimizations, new interactive training methods or shift planning.
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