The growing complexity and traffic at ports make data management essential generated at these ports to achieve greater efficiency. The use of Big Data could be a major aid to this goal.
But, what is big data exactly?
It can be defined as data sets whose size or type is beyond the ability of traditional relational databases to capture, manage and process the data with low latency. Characteristics of big data include high volume, high velocity, and high variety.
What happens in the shipping industry?
Although the shipping industry is often considered traditional for its slow embrace of new technologies, many ports harness the power of technological advancement.
Data is key to improving operations. However, this data is either unavailable or has poor quality most of the time. So, collecting the correct data and understanding a good data set’s power is essential.
Data is key to improving operations. However, this data is either unavailable or has poor quality most of the time. So, collecting the correct data and understanding a good data set’s power is crucial.
A good data set helps terminal operators:
- Implement an efficient yard planning tool
- Reduce planner’s long hours creating manual rules
- Reduce costs due to unproductive moves
- Predict container demand reducing volatility
But, what if…?
What if you can precisely know where containers are and how often they were handled from when they arrive until their departure?
At eYARD, we have found the solution! We created eYARD Container Tracking, a platform that keeps track of all container moves in the terminal, allowing:
- Real-time updates
- Data – dashboard
- Reduce costs
- Design algorithms tailor-made for each terminal to improve efficiency
Smart port initiatives help ports, terminals, and their partners operate more efficiently and cut costs. The amount of data generated by smart sensors is a real business opportunity for companies trying to develop new data-based services and revenue streams.
Ports are now evolving as a hub not only for cargo, ships, and people but also for information.
Do you also want to monitor your containers more effectively?
Contact us to learn more about how we can help your operations thanks to the use of our tool, eYARD Container Tracking.