Portchain has welcomed Port Houston to the Portchain Connect Network with the aim of enhancing berth alignment quality and timeliness for its clients.
Portchain Connect will reportedly allow Port Houston to get real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems, allowing them to immediately reply and counter-propose to align the vessel schedule with the terminal berth plan.
Port Houston has also connected its berth plan with Portchain Connect to fully automate data transmission and instantly update and notify the carrier of berth schedule changes, saving time and giving frequent and accurate updates.
Mike Shaffner, Director Operations Planning and Technology, Port Houston, said: “Port Houston has a strategic objective to enhance efficiency and resilience through innovative technology.
“We are excited to improve our berth alignment and collaboration with our customers. The automated data exchange and digital collaboration saves time and effort and improves the berth scheduling process.”
Thor Thorup, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, stated: “We are excited to work with Port Houston 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.”