Portchain Data Collection System Installed at Global Ports in Greater Port of St. Petersburg
Earlier this month Global Ports Group launched a project to optimise the allocation of berths at First Container Terminal (“FCT”) and Petrolesport (“PLP”) in the Greater Port of St. Petersburg. The system, which is based on the Portchain intelligent online platform, will increase operational processes transparency and resource planning efficiency. Our customers will be able to use the platform to monitor the operational situation at the berths.
The Portchain platform will collect data on the schedule and real time of vessels arrival and handling, including berth allocation and cargo handling. With access to the platform employees of our terminals and the Group’s management company will promptly receive information on current and planned operations at the berths and collect service statistics. This will allocate resources more efficiently and enable the Group to improve the quality and accuracy of operational decisions.
Using Portchain, Global Ports customers will be able to track information about the schedule and real time of vessels arrival and handling, berth number, start and end of cargo operations all in real time.
The system is already being used at First Container Terminal as a pilot scheme; access for customers is planned for the end of March 2021 and Petrolesport will then be connected to Portchain in April 2021.
The Group’s future digital innovation plans include the implementation of Portchain system at Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (located in the deep-water port of Vostochny).
Marc Niederer, COO of Global Ports, noted: “We continue to improve the standard of customer service and operational efficiency of our terminals. With Portchain we will be able to track berth operations in real time and plan equipment and personnel more precisely. Our customers will have access to vessel handling data, which will allow them to optimise the planning of cargo operations at the terminal as well as further logistics, thereby reducing their costs”.
Thor Thorup, CCO of Portchain, noted: “We are excited to offer Global Ports a solution based on Portchain algorithms aimed at optimising berthing operations. Our intelligent platform will increase the transparency of vessel handling data by collecting up-to-date information on all terminal berth operations in one system, and will also simplify the communication on operational issues between the terminals and their customers”.
Portchain is a Copenhagen-based tech company. The company builds Artificial Intelligence planning solutions to optimize quayside operations for container carriers and terminals. Its cloud-based software deploys Artificial Intelligence to support terminal operations by optimizing quayside strategy and resource assignment. Portchain solutions manage long term proforma, short term vessel planning and customer visibility. Portchain is working with several of the largest operators in the industry such as Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Hapag-Lloyd.
Source Global Ports