Andy Barker, General Manager PARIS, receives the award from Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, with Sir Moir Lockhead, CILT (UK) President (left), and Sue Pryce from the award sponsor Unipart Logistics (right).
11th October 2010
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.
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Hutchison Ports (UK) (HPUK) is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 51 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies. HPUK operates the Port of Felixstowe, London Thamesport and Harwich International Port.