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North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven entering into pilot collaboration with Portchain to optimize berth efficiency


Portchain, a provider of AI-powered berth and schedule management for container terminals and carriers, is pleased to announce its pilot collaboration with North Sea terminal Bremerhaven (NTB), one of the largest transshipment hubs in Northern Europe. The deployment of berth optimization is an important step in NTB’s ambitious digitization agenda and their continued focus on safe & efficient optimization of operations.

Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine will help NTB plan the berthing of vessels more effectively using AI-powered algorithms, and enable sharing of berthing information in real-time within the terminal and with customers.

About Portchain

Portchain is the leading provider of AI-powered berth and schedule management solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine helps terminal operators optimize their berth planning and resource deployment to increase capacity and reduce operating costs. Based in Copenhagen, it was founded by 3 former McKinsey & Company project managers in 2017, and works with several of the largest operators in the industry. 

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About North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven (NTB)

Founded in 1998, NTB has developed into one of Europe’s most important container terminals. Today, NTB handles more than 3 million TEUs per year, operates an area of 1,087,000 sqm yard and employs 740 people. In addition, NTB connects Bremerhaven with more than 130 ports worldwide and facilitates over 2,000 reefer connections

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