Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited is celebrating after its PARIS transport optimisation software won the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT) annual award for Excellence in Information Management.
PARIS is the most advanced, real-time, inland container transport planning software tool available on the market today. Driven by Hutchison Ports, PARIS can automatically match imports with export reloads, allocate containers to rail, barge and feeder services, and optimally position empty containers to instantly produce the overall least cost transport plan for an organisation, saving planning time, cost and resources.
David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd commented:
“The PARIS system is remarkable and unique, increasing laden multi-modal moves, and reducing “empty” road miles. Its innovative business process automation and use of technology provides an invaluable tool to help its users save real costs and measurably reduce their carbon footprint.”
The PARIS system is used by some of the world’s leading container shipping lines, planning over half a million individual transport orders in Europe. The system works by creating the optimal transport plan and then allowing the user to automatically allocate all the jobs to the best haulier/vehicle based on cost and pre-defined business rules. Crucially, PARIS works in real time, facilitating last-moment and normally time-consuming amendments that would otherwise be costly and disrupt the most detailed of plans.
The CILT Awards recognise those organisations and individuals that are leaders in their field and whose performance over the last year has been outstanding.