Port of Montréal uses AI to improve workforce planning

The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) launched its artificial intelligence project, Galileo. Designed in collaboration with Airudi and with the contribution of Scale AI, this tool is designed to improve the planning surrounding the dispatch of the port workforce.

Using artificial intelligence, Galileo will complement the Port of Montréal’s projects by providing unprecedented supply chain visibility. This new tool makes it possible to predict the arrival time of ships up to 21 days in advance.

Taking into account port traffic, the weather, and the quantity and type of merchandise, Galileo will propose an optimal scenario for the dispatch of the labour force that both respects the collective agreements, and factors in the availability of port workers and the required classifications.

The MEA will share the data with the other supply chain stakeholders regarding the average time required for unloading and loading ships, based on the number of workers, and will advise them as to the best time of day to begin their operations.