Portchain has announced DP World Antwerp Gateway will join the Portchain Connect network.
DP World Antwerp Gateway will use Portchain Connect to increase the quality and speed of their berth alignment with customers through digital handshakes and secure data sharing.
Portchain Connect enables DP World Antwerp Gateway to receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems, and enables them to respond and counter propose quickly, to align the vessel schedule with the terminal berth plan.
Portchain Connect streamlines the flow of schedule data to shorten the time to align the berthing window.
The platform allows terminals and carriers to share and receive quality data and reduce delays in information transmission.
Portchain Connect provides users with an easy-to-use overview of all their vessel calls and ensures they can securely transfer berthing information, remove the costs associated with manual non-digitised communication and align on berthing windows to improve schedule reliability.
Thor Thorup, CCO & Co-Founder, commented: “We are excited to work with DP World Antwerp Gateway and help them drive efficiencies in their berth alignment process by facilitating streamlined data exchange.
“We look forward to continuing our collaboration and continuously improving the platform based on user feedback”
Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping.
Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.
In 2021 Portchain won a contract from the Tanger Alliance, Morocco, a greenfield terminal that went live on Jan 1 2021, to implement its Berth Optimization Engine.
DP World Antwerp operates the Antwerp Gateway terminal on the left bank of the Scheldt River, a joint-venture between DP World Antwerp Holding (60 per cent), COSCO (20 per cent), Terminal Link (10 per cent) and Duisport Group (10 per cent).