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DP World Challenge

Improving pedestrian safety in container ports and terminals

Port, cranes and ship

The Challenge

Ports and terminals can be challenging environments to work in, as they operate 24 hours a day, all year round, irrespective of conditions, with multiple employees, contractors, vehicles and machinery carrying out different activities in tandem. For the efficient operations of a port or terminal, a variety of machinery is used, from container trucks, to quay cranes, straddle carriers and gantry cranes. Operating such machinery in close proximity to pedestrian workers can increase the risk of accidents. New and emerging technologies offer the opportunity to transform port operations and enhance pedestrian safety.

This challenge, set in partnership with DP World, a global trade enabler whose operations include ports and terminals, industrial parks, logistics and economic zones, maritime services and marinas, sought innovative startup technologies to improve pedestrian safety in container ports and terminals. Innovative technologies, such as computer vision, have the potential to help ensure safety measures are followed across the port, and alert for situations and actions that could lead to harm to employees, or damage to assets or the environment.

The winner

IronYun and their ‘Vaidio’ Video Intelligence Platform delivers video analytics solutions for Security, Safety, Access Control and Social Health Screening. Vaidio's 4th generation AI makes video monitoring, security alerts, health screening and forensic investigation more accurate, more automated and more affordable, making businesses safer and more secure. IronYun will now have the exciting opportunity to trial their solution with DP World for up to three months, at one of their ports.

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