2022-11-17

Galileo Project: Workforce decisions and planning support using AI

The Challenge

The Maritime Employers Association is looking for a new tool to optimize the constantly varying daily workload that depends on port traffic and the quantity and type of cargo and merchandise. The Galileo project will use AI solutions that allow for more accurate labour requirement estimates and complement the Port of Montréal’s projects by providing unprecedented supply chain visibility. This new tool makes it possible to accurately predict the arrival time of ships up to 21 days in advance, improving the performance and increasing fluidity at the Port of Montréal.

Robert Roy, President, Maritime Employers Association: “When I started at the MEA as Vice-President, Information Systems, I realized that there were no technological solutions for providing ship arrival times, real-time data, or ship loading and unloading forecasts. I immediately seized on the opportunity with my team. That’s how the Galileo project was born. Finally, an AI tool to assist the maritime industry’s logistics experts.”

Investment

$1.5M

Scale AI investment

$3.1M

Total investment

Partners

“When I started at the MEA as Vice-President, Information Systems, I realized that there were no technological solutions for providing ship arrival times, real-time data, or ship loading and unloading forecasts. I immediately seized on the opportunity with my team. That’s how the Galileo project was born. Finally, an AI tool to assist the maritime industry’s logistics experts.”

— ​Robert Roy, President, Maritime Employers Association
Made possible through the
financial support of
Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada