Rotterdam software speeds handling of delayed Suez vessels in port
THE Port of Rotterdam Authority's PortBase subsidiary together with terminal operators, have developed a real-time digital overview of arrival times until May 9 via www
13 April 2021 - 19:00
The port authority has announced that in this way customers can see well in advance when and which vessels are scheduled to be processed.
'The overview on the PortBase website is unique as it provides market parties with insight into the terminal schedules at all Port of Rotterdam deep sea terminals in one central overview, making this website the most reliable source information on vessel arrival times, said the press release.
Said port authority CEO Allard Castelein: 'Forwarders that need to collect containers can use this real-time digital overview to make the necessary preparations well in advance of the vessel's arrival.'
This, he said, can accelerate the smooth handling of containers and certainly of cargo that is now arriving later in Rotterdam as a consequence of the Suez Canal obstruction.
'This service demonstrates the added value of sharing data to the entire logistics chain,' Mr Castelein said.
This was done in response to many vessels delayed in the recent Suez Canal obstruction. As delayed vessels are arriving in quick succession in Rotterdam, there are many scheduling changes.
'This has created a lot of confusion for market parties regarding their vessel's estimated time of arrival,' said the port authority.
The website is freely accessible for everyone, requires no login and looks further ahead than other tracking websites. These generally offer up to 48 hours advance insight and are less reliable as they do not have access to the terminal schedules.
All deep sea terminals in the port are taking part in this partnership: APMT (terminals 1 and 2), ECT (Delta and Euromax terminals) and RWG.
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