The Port of Rotterdam has unveiled an updated version of Navigate Rotterdam, its digital application that helps shippers and freight forwarders to find the most efficient routes possible.
In a statement, the Port said Navigate Rotterdam had been updated with a new route system and greater data processing capabilities, and also retrieves information “directly from market parties”.
This means Navigate Rotterdam is now “more efficient, more complete and more reliable”, according to the Port. Navigate Rotterdam was launched in 2017 to provide greater insight into incoming and outgoing traffic at the Port.
It offers a comprehensive overview of all deep sea and short sea connections via Rotterdam and links these to rail and inland shipping connections in the hinterland.
In addition, Navigate Rotterdam’s ‘empty depot service’ shows users where empty containers can be collected and dropped off. The application also includes an online business directory that offers details on the wide range of companies in the port area.
Based on the selected point of departure and destination, the route planner presents a number of different door-to-door options. For each route, the application outlines possible maritime connections, as well as which rail, inland shipping or road haulage options are available for transporting the shipment to its destination.