Port of Antwerp-Bruges and logistics provider, Routescanner, have partnered to offer Routescanner’s Direct Connections to shippers and freight forwarders around the world.
With Routescanner, a shipper or freight forwarder can find and compare possible routes for its container shipments on a neutral platform, according to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.
Direct Connections shows all available connections to Antwerp and Zeebrugge.
The platform can also instantly calculate the route’s CO2 emissions.
Routescanner’s Direct Connections plug-in will replace the connectivity platforms on the Port of Antwerp-Bruges website and will primarily show options via Antwerp and Zeebrugge, reported the port.
The user enters an origin and/or final destination, and then receives an overview of all available connections to Port of Antwerp-Bruges, including transit times, distances, mode, CO2 emissions and service providers offering that route.
Routescanner is reported to be actively fed information on transport services in the foreland and hinterland and is also said to enable the shipper or freight forwarder to immediately request a quote from the service provider.
There are already more than 10,000 users worldwide who can choose from over 730,000 transport services.
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“As the initiator of Routescanner, I believe that working together to provide global insight into container transport routes contributes to the transparency, sustainability and efficiency of the logistics sector,” said Chantal Gouka, Managing Director of Routescanner.
“Direct Connections will make the network to and from Antwerp and Zeebrugge transparent and will also simplify planning and orientation for its clients.”
Earlier this month, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and its partners Dronematrix, Skeydrone, and Proximus were given the green light to launch their drone in a box network D-Hive.
In September 2022, duisport and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges signed a new long-term partnership with a focus on sustainability, port, and intermodal investments.