Maritime transportation is a significant enabler to globalisation. As new markets have emerged such as BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and LEDCs (less economically developed countries), world shipping volumes have soared. Each year around 80% of the global trade volume, (around 10 billion tonnes) is transported by sea, making the maritime sector vital to world trade.
The UK is an island nation that relies heavily on both imports and exports, and therefore it’s vital for port authorities to invest in the right IT solutions and automated systems to enable continued maritime development and growth.
Since the 1980s sea freight volumes have risen year-on-year, and with this trend set to continue, pressure on ports and maritime operations will only increase. With over 4 decades of experience helping ports around the globe to transform, improve efficiency and boost reliability, Fujitsu has vast experience of delivering maritime solutions. Our expertise includes;
Our capabilities across the transport industry continue to meet an array of challenges head on. By partnering with us, port authorities and stevedores are enabled to transform and thrive in the digital age.
Big Data Solutions for Maritime
Our shared maritime Big Data solution aggregates ship and marine weather data. Using a ClassNK enabled platform, information such as weather and engine data is collected from moving vessels. The data collected is then extracted and analysed to enable operators to achieve more energy-efficient operations.
Maritime Port Optimisation and Traffic Management
In collaboration with A*STAR and Singapore Management University, we created the Urban Computing and Engineering Centre of Excellence to investigate the challenges faced in highly urbanised environments.
Maritime and port optimisation was identified as an area in need of an integrated logistics solution. An Urban Computing Platform capable of handling complex analytics, was developed and built using a combination of PRIMEFLEX® for Hadoop and PRIMERGY servers. Our maritime port optimisation solution provides vessels with data access to optimise cargo flow and handling, and enable improved vessel turnaround times.
We also developed a vessel near-miss risk detection solution. Using spatio-temporal risk modelling, we enable maritime operators to calculate the near-miss risk of vessel pairs, and identify risk hotspots to enhance the safety and efficiency of maritime operations.
Maritime Security and Vessel Tracking
In collaboration with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, we developed AMIS – the Australian Maritime Identification System to safeguard physical borders. It’s a highly secure off-the-shelf-solution, that brings together marine data from an array of systems, into one single database for data analysis and threat assessment. The system delivers a geospatial display of maritime vessels and contacts, along with associated threat rankings and an automated threat analysis and warning.
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