Interview Shaun Thomas

We asked Shaun Thomas (ST), COO of WESTUG, about his experience with the OptiPort planning tool. Westug started working with the planning tool at the beginning of September 2019, when they commenced their operations for Fortescue Metals Group in Port Hedland, commissioned by KOTUG International.

Forecasting the Required Number of Tugs

Not all ports have the same clear instructions on tug types, bollard pull and numbers for specific voyages. Most ports still leave that decision to the responsible pilot, whereby differences in requirements between pilots, berths and vessels are more a rule than an exception.

Westug goes live with AI-assisted Dispatch in Port Hedland

Leading Australian towage operator implements AI-assisted vessel dispatching tool OptiPort to optimize and improve safety and sustainability of operations in the world’s largest dry bulk export port.