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Awake.AI partners with ports of Valencia and Livorno to optimise truck turnaround times

Awake.AI partners with ports of Valencia and Livorno to optimise truck turnaround times
The Port of Valencia

Software company Awake.AI is developing predictive models to optimise truck turnaround times at the ports of Valencia and Livorno as part of the EU-funded iNGENIOUS project, which aims to harness emerging supply chain technologies.

Awake.AI will use its Awake platform to allow truck traffic information visualisation within the ports and to enable data sharing for truck locations, congestion predictions, and recommended schedules.

The models utilise port area and vehicle tracking sensors, port community systems data and vessel automatic identification system data.

Dr Jussi Poikonen, Awake.AI vice president of AI & analytics, said: “These types of predictive models are essential not only to manage congestion in the port area but also to understand the factors contributing to the increase in turnaround time.”

The €7.9m (US$9m) iNGENIOUS scheme is a collaborative effort between 21 partners to accelerate digital transformation and Internet of Things (IoT) application adoption.

The project aims to re-design the processes of future supply chains by utilising emerging technologies such as 5G technology, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual and augmented reality to build a complete platform for supply chain management.

Project partners will collaborate with Fundacion Valenciaport, Universitat Politecnica Valencia and Italy’s National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT).

The 21 partners are from eight countries include telecommunications vendors and manufacturers, logistic partners, universities, research institutes, and high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises.