COntainer services Optimised thanKs to artificial IntelligEnce

COOKIE

 

Artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction in 2021, but has been reality for a while now. From autopilots to AI that accurately simulates a user in order to conduct targeted marketing, there are a wide variety of applications that successfully make use of this technology and deliver added value.

By using AI, the COOKIE project aims to evaluate different applications. On the one hand, image-based damage detection on empty containers is intended to facilitate inspection. Presently, the inspection of empty containers is carried out by a manual process using visual inspection and tapping of the containers to detect defects, e.g. on the container walls. Furthermore, the project is developing an AI-based concept to digitize and optimize tank container washing systems, which are currently mostly manually controlled and require large amounts of water and chemical additives to clean stubborn contaminants in the tanks. The use of AI is expected to significantly facilitate both of these operations.

COOKIE is funded by the IHATEC (Innovative Port Technologies) research program of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and started in November 2019. The expected end of the project is April 2022.

In a nutshell

In the COOKIE project, the use of AI is to be used to optimize damage detection during empty container inspections and the cleaning process of tank container washing systems

Goal of the project

In the COOKIE project, the CML is working with project partners to develop software for image-based damage detection in empty container inspection based on artificial intelligence. This will not only comply with current safety standards, but also make inspection processes at the terminal gate more efficient.

Furthermore, the CML is developing an AI-based concept for digitalising and optimising tank container washing systems, which are currently controlled manually for the most part and require large amounts of water and chemical additives to clean stubborn contamination in the tanks.

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Click here to read the brochure of the COOKIE project.

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