HAMBURG : Portchain Connect has announced a 5-year partnership with Hapag-Lloyd to deploy Portchain Connect across their global operations. Portchain Connect provides a platform that enables carriers and terminals to securely share their schedule data with each other through their systems and an easy-to-use web application.
Portchain Connect digitises the berth alignment process between carriers and terminals for the benefit of schedule reliability and terminal asset utilisation.
This alignment process enables the opportunity to capture the benefits of Just-In-Time (JIT) arrivals, which the IMO estimate can reduce CO2 emissions and bunker consumption by 5.9% in the 24 hours leading up to arrival.
“We are delighted to be working with Portchain on digitising and streamlining our berth alignment processes and look forward to creating value for our important Terminal partners throughout our network,” said Andrew Allen, Director – Terminal Partnering, Hapag-Lloyd.
“We believe in the power of leveraging automated data flows to optimise our Port Calls and create transparency and efficiency for our valued Marine and Port Operations teams globally.”
Portchain said this digital transformation will position Hapag Lloyd to accelerate other initiatives that rely on timely and accurate schedule information to serve their customers better.
Hapag-Lloyd, by using Portchain Connect will transform its traditional communication to a digital flow of information for aligning berth arrival information with terminals – offering its terminal network direct access to schedule updates and essential vessel call information on the platform.
We are excited to partner with Hapag-Lloyd to digitalise the berth alignment process with terminals across the world,” said Niels Kristiansen, CEO & Co-Founder, Portchain.
Portchain Connect has been adopted by 33 terminals in the past 10 months, and the growth of the network is accelerating.The company added that its network growth will be further reinforced by three ocean carriers that will trial the platform in the coming months.