Australian innovation to revolutionise world ports
Source:Transport and Logistics News
DP World is claiming to be leading a revolution on the waterfront with the help of a new Australian business application called ‘PushBI’.
The software delivers real-time performance information every 60 seconds into the hands of local stevedores. In what it claims to be a world first for the container port industry, DP World Australia now has the ability to access all live terminal data such as quayside, landside and labour activities via smart technologies such as Android phones and iPads.
The technology will help DP World Australia show the world how stevedores can:
- Have immediate access to time-critical information from any company terminal around Australia;
- Reduce decision making by cutting down on the number of hours spent every week on paperwork; and
- Improve visibility of performance and drive productivity and efficiency at each terminal location.
DP World, in partnership with three technology companies including Microsoft, Altis Consulting and Extended Results, pioneered the new tailor-made business intelligence application which took almost two years to develop. Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World ANZ Region Ganesh Raj said: “The new technology is already making a big difference to our Australian operations by providing operational managers with real-time, critical, operational information at their finger tips, from any of our locations around Australia.
“Putting this powerful technology into the hands of operations managers means they will be able to respond faster to the needs of our customers and container movements on the waterfront.
“It is bound to radically change data capture and analysis in the globally competitive container handling industry, reinforcing DP World’s commitment to innovation and excellence in customer service.”
Response from the field has been overwhelmingly positive, with DP World’s two busiest terminals in Melbourne and Sydney taking full advantage of the new technology.