Big Data and Artificial Intelligence To Save Ports

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Thanks to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Siport21 and ITI have developed a predictive model that allows predicting each of the six degrees of freedom of movement of a ship docked in port.

The maritime-port engineering company Siport21, together with the Technological Institute of Informatics (ITI) have developed an algorithm that allows predicting the six degrees of freedom of movement of a ship docked in the Outer Port of A Coruña (Punta Langosteira). The outer port was built to increase capacity and move the most sensitive traffic outside the city of A Coruña. This Galician port assumes two million tons in the movement of goods, of the 7.6 that pass through the port of La Coruña.

The incessant increase of both the freight charges and the size of the vessels exerts a greater pressure on the importance of coordinating multiple agents in the port ecosystem. A huge amount of massive data that are transforming the sector to achieve time optimization, increase business growth and improve economic performance. This trend is framed by the collaboration between the maritime-port engineering company Siport21 and the Technological Institute of Information Technology (ITI) to develop an algorithm that allows predicting each of the six degrees of freedom of movement of a ship docked in the port of Punta Langosteira.

Predicting the movements of boats docked with the influence of the sea and weather conditions in a port full of traffic and its specific characteristics is vital to predicting the conditions of operation and safety. Siport21 and ITI have achieved this predictive model thanks to the massive processing of data and the use of powerful statistical techniques currently available in technological enablers such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

For the verification of the results, two 3D models were developed to represent the movements of a ship, together with a twin model that represents the prediction of the movements of this one. Thanks to this representation, the similitude of the movements in six degrees of freedom can be seen at a glance.

The data used in this project is the result of a campaign to measure movements in the six degrees of freedom of different boats moored in the port of Punta Langosteira, carried out by Siport21.

 

 

Source: Sector Maritimo