The Port of Gdansk, one of the largest ports in Poland, has announced an agreement with the Port of Rotterdam to cooperate on the introduction of a transport connections platform.
Announced in Munich, Germany at Transport Logistic, one of the world’s largest logistics and supply chain management events, the collaboration between ports will culminate in the launch of the Navigate system, a smart solution for businesses and customers transporting goods via Gdansk.
According to a statement, Navigate makes it possible to review the most efficient connections possible for the movement of cargo between Gdansk and other parts of the world, taking into account sea, railway, and barge transport.
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In its first phase, the comparison platform will cover the transport of containers, before expanding to include other types of cargo.
The service also includes a catalogue of companies operating both within the Port of Gdansk and around it.
Lukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk (pictured above, left) commented: “This is an innovative system developed by the Port of Rotterdam. It makes it possible to choose the shortest and the least expensive route for the transport of cargo.
“There are similar mobile applications available enabling travellers to plan their journey, taking into consideration any stopovers and changes, travel times and costs. We are one of the first ports in the world to introduce Navigate.”
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Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam (pictured above, right) added: “The development of this application and its introduction at the Port of Gdansk reflects our ambition to make the Port of Rotterdam the smartest port in the world.
“Taking a leading role in the digital transformation will make the Port of Rotterdam more efficient, reliable, and competitive. Cooperation in this field with other ports also optimises the potential of digital solutions. The more ports use Navigate, the more valuable the application becomes.”