Marine Pilot Scheduling
One of Australia’s major bulk material ports receives over 5,000 vessels annually, contributes billions of dollars to the Australian economy and supports thousands of businesses and jobs.
Specialised marine pilots are required to bring trade ships safely in and out of port. Creating rosters that minimise fatigue whilst adhering to planning rules to ensure safe operations is a complex and time consuming process. The client wanted to ensure that pilot availability would not become a key constraint in their operations and ensure that fatigue levels are systematically controlled.
Polymathian deployed SOLO, an online decision support tool based on exact mathematical optimisation techniques. The tool can produce optimal pilot rosters that simultaneously adhere to all rostering rules and minimise fatigue at the touch of a button. The results include: