ONE, Portchain collaborate on digitalisation of berth alignment

ONE, Portchain collaborate on digitalisation of berth alignment

Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Portchain have agreed a deal to drive sustainability across the carrier’s network through the digitalisation of berth alignment.

In the fall of 2023, ONE partnered with Portchain to focus efforts on enhancing collaboration with container terminals through the Portchain Connect platform.

Portchain’s platform, embraced by a growing network of 100 terminals, reportedly allowed ONE to facilitate the exchange of berthing data with terminals with greater frequency and heightened quality.

This partnership envisages a reduction in the time for terminals and ONE to reach digital handshakes on berth changes, presenting a mutual opportunity for both parties to optimise their operational resources. ONE reportedly experienced tangible benefit in the form of enhanced vessel speed management, resulting in a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption.

By coordinating port calls digitally with accurate information, vessels can berth Just-In-Time. According to Portchain, the potential of Just-In-Time is widely acknowledged in the industry, and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates a 6 per cent fuel and CO2 reduction just from coordinating only 24 hours before arrival and up to 14 per cent savings if coordinated port-to-port.

ONE chose to digitalise its berth alignment process and has reportedly seen positive adoption with mutual benefits at the trial terminals.

Masaharu Urabe, Global Vessel Operations at ONE, said: “Our partnership with Portchain marks a promising step forward in our commitment to operational excellence and sustainable shipping.

“By leveraging Portchain Connect, we look forward to delivering quality information to our customers, optimising our vessel scheduling, enhancing collaboration with terminals, and delivering superior service to our clients.”

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Craig Halford, Vice-President of Sales at Portchain, further commented: “We warmly welcome Ocean Network Express to the Portchain Connect Network.

“I am honoured to embark on this collaborative journey, leveraging technology and know-how to reshape berth alignment.

“This partnership reflects our mutual dedication to advancing the container shipping industry through innovation and transparency for faster and more sustainable shipping.”

Last month, Portchain announced that EVYAPPORT will join the Portchain Connect network.

More recently, ONE announced a Transpacific service beginning in February 2025.

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