Photo: Port of Rauma
The Finnish software company specializing in Artificial Intelligence and software for autonomous vehicles, has won a tender for Efficient Flow, an international sea traffic management digitalisation project.
"The purpose of the Ship and Port ICT solution is to streamline and simplify the port actors' operations and also to get a digital communication channel to vessels. In connection to this, hinterland operations will be connected to see how they could benefit from the information sharing and vice versa," Anders Berg, Project Manager, Swedish Maritime Administration (the organisation leading the Efficient Flow project), explained.
He added, "One basic principle of the Ship and Port ICT solution will be that port actors share their estimated and actual times regarding certain states - mainly ETAs, ETDs, and TDs - in the port call process as a minimum set of data."
"Unikie is very proud about winning this open tender. A chance to design and create new state-of-art solution using open source from scratch will provide scalable, cost effective and robust solution for Ports in Sweden and Finland, today and tomorrow," Jussi Mäntynen, General Manager, Unikie, also said.
Esko Mertsalmi, CEO, Unikie, also highlighted, "The digitalization of ports is the future. With our ICT solution, shipping and ports are taking a big step in digitalisation by uniting key players. If this development project succeeds, the solution will be ready to be implemented in other ports throughout the Nordic countries as well."