Innovez One to advance digitalisation of Johor Port with AI-powered system


Johor Port Berhad, a major trade hub in Southern Malaysia, has announced an agreement with Innovez One, a leading provider of Port Management Information systems, to accelerate the digitalisation and boost the efficiency of Marine Services and Port Operations.

The partnership will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise operations and reduce GHG emissions at the fully Integrated Multi-Purpose Port, which is the world’s single largest Edible Oil Terminal and one of the few approved London Metal Exchange (LME) locations in the region. Innovez One’s AI-powered software, “marineM” will be used to digitalise and optimise the entire chain of Marine Services for ships arriving and departing Johor Port, from vessel registration to billing.

MarineM will use machine learning, a subset of AI, to automate and optimise the scheduling of Port, Tug and Pilotage services. Algorithms, using data on Johor Port’s unique operations, will dispatch Pilots and Tugboats in the most efficient way, and reallocate resources seamlessly when vessels’ ETAs change. This is key to maximising fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from those fleets, while also minimising congestion for visiting ships.

Crucially, the marineM platform will provide Port Managers with real-time tracking of Marine Services operations, while also integrating data into a single dashboard for business and operational analytics. This will unlock new insights that will help optimise operations further and facilitate critical decisions such as investments in new infrastructure, for example.

For visiting ships, the Digital System will enable Agents to register their vessels, request services and track the progress of each job in real time through an Online portal that can be accessed wherever they are, and whatever device they are using. The System will also automate the Billing process and Tariff management, which will help eliminate billing issues, delays and disputes.

Md Derick Basir, CEO of Johor Port, said: “As the Southern Gateway for Malaysia, Johor Port plays a vital role not only for our local communities and businesses, but also for the economy of the entire region. Our ambition is to deliver smart, efficient and sustainable Port Operations, while ensuring safety at all times, and digitalisation is at the heart of our strategy to deliver that vision.

“We are proud to partner with Innovez One to harness the latest advances in artificial intelligence to optimise planning and, ultimately, achieve greater fuel and operational efficiency. This will enable us to serve our customers and communities better while reducing our environmental footprint.”

David Yeo, CEO of Innovez One, said: “Ports around the world are experiencing profound and fast-paced transformations. They are pressed to not only tackle congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also to play new roles as energy hubs for green shipping – and do all this while continuing to thrive commercially.

“Digitalisation is the essential foundation on which progress can be built, helping ports become smarter, greener and more transparent, while also delivering key insights to support strategic decision-making. We are delighted to support Johor Port as it joins the growing ranks of the fully digitised ports of tomorrow.”