PTP chooses Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine

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The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Asia’s most technologically advanced port, has deployed Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine as part of its digitization journey.

According to a statement from Portchain, a provider of advanced and AI solutions for the shipping industry, PTP launched the technology to optimize its berth planning operations.

Portchain says its algorithms will enable PTP to deploy their assets more effectively to increase berth productivity and reduce operating costs.

Furthermore, it will enable better collaboration between terminal departments as well as allowing the port to operate as a fully digital terminal.

PTP is one of the 21st century maritime success stories; having been founded in 2000, it is now the third biggest in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s top 20.

In October 2019 it unveiled an expansion plan to more than double its TEU capacity from 12 million to 30 million.

Its CEO Marco Neelsen participated in Port Technology International’s Smart Digital Ports of the Future (SDP19) in Rotterdam in November 2019.

Speaking about the deal with Portchain, Neelsen said PTP’s growth and competitiveness was attributable to its emphasis to new technology.

“PTP remains competitive by establishing its terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced ports in the region,” Neelsen said.

“All this is in line with PTP’s aspiration to become an advanced preferred port in the region.

“A port which operates and offers smart solutions that will help optimise operations, promote efficiency and reduce logistics costs in a safe environment.”

Joe Scholfield, PTP’s COO, echoed those sentiments: “We are on an ambitious multi-year digitization journey to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers, and we want to work with partners that share our vision in the industry.

“To achieve our ambition, we are using world-leading solutions such as Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine. Portchain is a pleasure to work with and has worked collaboratively with us to drive value.”

Thor Thorup, CCO, Portchain, also commented: “As one of the leading terminals in the world, PTP has put in place an ambitious digitization plan which we are proud to be part of.

“At Portchain we are excited to be working with PTP to help them realize their plans to optimize their operations and provide a better customer experience. We look forward to continuing our collaboration to pioneer new ways of creating value for terminal operators and carriers alike.”

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