Published: 2020-08-20

Port of Piraeus contracts INFORM to digitalize its vehicle logistics

Technology Port of Piraeus contracts INFORM to digitalize its vehicle logistics

Photo: INFORM/Piraeus Port Authority

The German tech-company has been entrusted with implementing an intelligent optimization IT system to enable end-to-end transparency of all processes in the vehicle supply chain.

Once online across Piraeus' 145k m2-big vehicle car terminal, customers, suppliers, third-party logistics, and customs authorities will be able to track via a web portal where and when a vehicle has been delivered.

In addition, the system's algorithms will make it possible to optimize the operational processes in the compounds through real-time decisions and advanced planning.

"Digital decision making for us means both making automated optimized decisions as well as helping our customers' management to make operational and tactical decisions more easily by providing reliable real-time data," Hartmut Haubrich, Director Vehicle Logistics Systems, INFORM, explained.

He added, "In the case of PPA [Piraeus Port Authority], for example, we will automatically generate work orders and optimize the work orders in real-time to ensure that operations are smooth and target dates are met efficiently. In this way, we will increase the service capacity of the terminal, but also the availability and intelligent allocation of storage spaces."

Overall, INFORM's solution will help to increase the car terminal's capacity currently standing at 600k movements/year.

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