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Port of Tanjung Pelepas & Portchain collaborate to optimize berth planning

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Portchain to collaborate with Port Tanjung Pelepas on digitalization journey

Portchain announced today a new collaboration with one of the world’s leading terminals, Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), in Malaysia. The terminal has recently implemented Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine as part of its ambitious digitalization journey.

Portchain has recently deployed its AI-based Berth Optimization Engine (BOE) to automate and optimize PTP’s berth planning operations. This way, its algorithms will enable PTP to deploy their assets more effectively in order to increase berth productivity and reduce operating costs. Furthermore, the application enables better collaboration between terminal departments. As well as allowing the port to operate as a “paperless” terminal.

Collaboration to improve partner and customer relationships

“As one of the leading terminals in the world, PTP has put in place an ambitious digitization plan which we are proud to be part of. At Portchain, we are excited to be working with PTP to help them realize their plans to optimize their operations. Consequently, PTP will be able to provide a better customer experience. And we look forward to continuing our collaboration to pioneer new ways of creating value for terminal operators and carriers alike”, explains Thor Thorup, CCO, Portchain.

“Furthermore, Portchain and PTP wanted to take the efficiency gains one step further, by also digitalizing the customer experience. Portchain’s cloud-based solution is used in 24/7 port operations. By being a SaaS product, updates are being deployed continuously and seamlessly without any downtime” Thorup adds.

Starting the journey towards digitalization of customer experience

“PTP remains competitive by establishing its terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced ports in the region. All this is in line with PTP’s aspiration to become the advanced preferred port in the region. A terminal which operates and offers smart solutions. These will help optimize operations, promote efficiency and reduce logistics costs in a safe environment” says Marco Neelsen, CEO of PTP.

“We are on an ambitious multi-year digitalization journey to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers. And we want to work with partners that share our vision in the industry. To achieve our ambition, we are using world-leading solutions such as Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine. Portchain is a pleasure to work with and has worked collaboratively with us to drive value”, continues to say Joe Schofield, COO, PTP. 

“In addition, shipping liners have recently received live access. They have been using it daily to monitor and collaborate with PTP’s planning teams to optimize berthing operations. In short, getting real-time berthing information helps container carriers optimize their schedules. It also ensures the lowest cost of operations” Schofield adds.

Learn more about Port of Tanjung Pelepas & Portchain

About Port of Tanjung Pelepas

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest container terminal.  In addition, the port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators. Moreover, it provides shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market.  PTP is a joint venture between MMC Corporation Berhad (70%), a utilities and infrastructure group, and APM Terminals (30%), a leading global ports group with a global port network in 62 countries.

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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. Nowadays, 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.

In order to learn more information about Portchain, please visit 

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