The system aims to improve efficiency of port call processes through shared digital information by means of an international standard, system integration and the creation of a framework for collaboration among all the agents involved in these calls. The quote "what’s measured improves", often attributed to Peter Drucker, highlights the importance of measurement as the first step in initiating improvement processes. The system incorporates a quantitative analysis module in order to assist in this exercise.
The efficient management of ship calls is essential to survive as a hub port within international logistics and transport chains in a context of increasing competitiveness and globalization.
Numerous stakeholders frequently call them to find out the status of operations and also whether pilots will be available at their desired time slots. The platform would centralize port call data reporting. It will facilitate to follow-up of the evolution of the events associated to the calls by these stakeholders (shipping agents or public bodies among others) and avoiding call redundancy. In addition, the knowledge of forecasts and real time reporting of the actions of the rest of the agents will allow them to optimize the use of their own resources and planning their services provision. The product can also help to simplify the administrative burden by adding additional fields in the messages.
Terminal operators could optimise the berth management by a better use of their available capacity in terms of resources (STS cranes, yard tractors, etc.) and infrastructure.
Tugboats are a limited resource in ports and their correct allocation becomes a key element for ships movements at port i.e. arrivals, departures and berth changes. The product will help companies providing these services in ports to optimize their use. In addition, the system will allow planning maintenance operations based on service demand forecasting. The product can also help to simplify the administrative burden by adding additional fields in the messages.
They need to know the evolution of events in real time in order to minimize waiting times until service provision and to improve their own productivity. The platform would facilitate the track and trace of processes and it allow organize their task more efficiently. The product can also help to simplify the administrative burden by adding additional fields in the messages.