Saab has selected BlueNode’s AI solution for a project to enhance the supply chain data for shipping at the Port of Halifax.
The Port Integration and Enhancement of Data (PIED) project will see BlueNode’s BNData application integrated with Saab’s maritime enterprise software to enhance and improve the data that the Halifax Port Authority generates and uses to operate one of Canada’s largest and busiest ports.
“There are over seven hundred million containers shipped around the world every year, and Canada sees an annual combined import and export of one trillion dollars’ worth of goods. The management of these supply chains and the data that governs them is crucially important,” said Louis Beaubien, co-founder and CEO of BlueNode.
Shipping data is often inaccurate and noisy. Information can go missing, making it difficult to locate containers and cargo, or to identify the reason why a supply chain broke down.
Machine learning-powered solutions that automate data integration, cleansing, and analysis of shipping data, help to improve the speed and accuracy of operations at the port – mitigating many issues throughout the supply chain.
Saab has deployed maritime supply chain enterprise software that powers many of the world’s busiest ports. “BlueNode’s technology will lead to improved services for our customers, directly leading to the efficient management of cargo,” said Pavel Skournik, managing director of Saab Technologies Ltd.
“We’re looking forward to working with BlueNode to further drive cost and manpower efficiencies across the shipping industry.”
The first customer of the PIED project is the Port of Halifax. “We pride ourselves on being data-driven, capturing data every 15 minutes or less for every aspect of the Port of Halifax,” said Captain Allan Gray, president and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.
“The PIED project will ensure that we are working with clean and integrated data so that our team can focus on what will drive the most value for our organization.”
“We started BlueNode to help the shipping industry tackle big issues, and we’re thrilled to have kicked off a partnership with global leader Saab, and one of the most innovative ports in North America, the Port of Halifax,” concluded Beaubien.
The PIED project has a total project value of $3.2 million, with close to $1.1 million in funding support coming from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, the industry-led organization supporting Canada’s ocean economy.