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Hapag-Lloyd’s collaboration with Portchain on AI fleet planning

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Portchain, a provider of advanced analytics and AI solutions for the shipping industry, announced today its collaboration with one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, Hapag-Lloyd AG. From now on, the carrier will implement Portchain’s advanced fleet planning software as a part of the carrier’s push to become number one for quality. 

Since today, Portchain will collaborate with Hapag-Lloyd as they simplify and optimize workflows within voyage control and execution. From now on, Portchain’s predictive algorithms will assist Hapag-Lloyd’s Marine Operations teams. This way, the software will help identify potential issues in schedules earlier. This will lead to increased planning horizon, schedule reliability improvements, and reductions in bunker fuel cost. 

Hapag-Lloyd and Portchain’s collaboration to digitalization

“We are strongly committed to further improve schedule reliability for our customers. To do this we are always looking for better and pioneering tools that enable us to improve our voyage control”, says Jörn Springer, Senior Director, Fleet Support Center at Hapag-Lloyd. He adds “Portchain’s cloud-based solution provides powerful insights into the robustness of schedules and allows us to quickly make changes in real time. We look forward to creating additional value from this partnership for our customers.” 

For doing so, Portchain will combine large amounts of data with their proprietary machine learning algorithms. This way, the company will provide live insights on issues affecting the schedules of Hapag-Lloyd’s vessels. Therefore, it will allow for a more proactive and collaborative way of working. In consequence, it will bring benefits for customers, partners and Hapag-Lloyd. 

“As one of the leading ocean carriers, Hapag-Lloyd understands the need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the adoption of digital solutions. At Portchain, we are very excited to continue working with Hapag-Lloyd to help them realize their ambitions on schedule reliability and cost efficiency” explains Thor Thorup, CCO, Portchain. He continues “This partnership will allow us to grow our solution with one of the most important players in the shipping industry and we are excited about the value we can create for Hapag-Lloyd” 

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About Portchain

Portchain is a Copenhagen-based tech company founded by 3 former McKinsey & Company project managers. The company builds AI-powered planning tools for container carriers and terminals. Currently, Portchain is working with several of the largest operators in the industry. Founded in 2017, Portchain has received $5M in funding from several senior shipping executives and the founders of a leading tech company, among others. 

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About Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd is a leading player in liner shipping and part of THE Alliance. The company counts with 237 vessels and transports 11.9 million TEUs per year. Moreover, it employs 12,800 motivated employees located in 399 offices in 128 countries around the world. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd has a total of 118 liner services worldwide which connect more than 600 ports on all continents. Hapag-Lloyd belongs to the leading ocean carriers for the Transatlantic, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Intra-American trades. 

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