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Hapag-Lloyd to improve berth alignment process through Portchain platform

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HAMBURG : Portchain has announced a five-year global partnership with Hapag-Lloyd to deploy Portchain Connect across the German ocean carrier’s global operations.

Portchain Connect digitises the process of aligning berths between carriers and terminals, enabling them to make earlier and more frequent scheduling decisions.

Using Portchain Connect, Hapag-Lloyd’s goal is to transform traditional email and phone communication into a digital information flow for aligning berth arrival information with terminals, giving its terminal network immediate access to schedule updates and key vessel call information on the platform.

The alignment process enables the opportunity to capture the benefits of Just-In-Time (JIT) arrivals, which the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates 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,” commented Andrew Allen, director – terminal partnering, Hapag-Lloyd.

He added, “We believe in the power of leveraging automated data flows to optimize our Port Calls and create transparency and efficiency for our valued Marine and Port Operations teams globally.’’

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