|Deadline: Nov 03, 2016 09:59 PM|
|Co-development camp: Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2016|
|7.000€ & Slush tickets|
Operating a container port is multi-parameter optimization. Everything is dynamic and complex: ship traffic and activities on the quay, inland traffic through gates or rail, crane operations and container logistics – combined with constantly changing weather conditions.
A lot of optimization and planning is currently done manually with scheduling, loading planning, equipment dispatching and resource allocation although the data and devices needed for automation exist. Let’s raise the bar: is manual intervention really needed? The ultimate goal is full automation where the containers move from vessel to yard and from yard to truck via machine-to-machine communication.
How can digital information data flow in various systems with container logistics be used to enhance container handling operations on quay, yard and gate? How to enhance vessel service, yard planning, resource allocation, equipment utilization and automation with new technologies?
Vessel unloading For automation process, defining or identifying the precise position of a ship at the pier and matching the coordinates with the crane and the loading plan is essential. However, even when docked, ships constantly move in all directions due to sea movements and weather. Moreover, the captain makes the final decision where exactly the ship is parked. How to make the crane better understand the location of the ship (and its cargo)? How to automate the crane learning process?
In-and-out land traffic Trucks often come in and go out of the harbour not exactly in schedule, which affects the predictability of cargo operations, e.g. enabling last minute changes to loading plans, container location on the yard, container storing time (dwell time) on the yard and external truck turn-around time at yard. How to coordinate better the gate traffic?
Yard storage Containers are stored at the terminal yard when unloaded from a vessel, truck or train. Container can be grouped into four categories; import, export, transhipment and empties depending their destination. Additionally terminals may dedicate customer specific areas. While at the yard, these containers are re-organised to optimise the next loading / unloading operation. How to better plan, even before arrival, optimize and automate this “house-keeping” of the containers based on both gate (land) and vessel (sea) traffic?
A more detailed list of available resources and descriptions of the interfaces, data content and other available systems will be provided before the event to the selected teams.
IPR for any software codebase or documents produced during the hackathon will stay with the team, even though ideas themselves cannot be copied. The host reserves the right to use the presentation material generated by the teams in the event (documents, slides, videos etc. presenting and illustrating the idea) for external and internal communication of the hackathon results. The host has the first right of refusal for 30 days after the hackathon to negotiate further collaboration with the team to purchase or continue working on the project initiated.
Apply with a team of 2-3 people. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline and all applicants will be informed one week after the deadline. Maximum of 10 teams will be selected to join the Konecranes challenge at Maritime Hack.
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Konecranes is looking forward to starting pilot projects with the most promising teams. Project proposals should be sent to Konecranes by December 8th.