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Global Ports launches Portchain in two of its terminals

Company plans to implement Portchain at third terminal over the year.

Global Ports select Portchain to optimize berth allocation enabling customers to monitor berth status in real time

Portchain, a provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions to optimize quayside operations for container terminals and carriers, announce today that Global Ports, Russia’s leading operator of container terminals, has selected Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine to optimize berth allocation and enable its customer to monitor berth status in real time.

Portchain is proud to partner with Global Ports in a project to optimise the allocation of berths at First Container Terminal (“FCT”) and Petrolesport (“PLP”) in the Greater Ports of St. Petersburg. Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine will increase operational processes, transparency, and resource planning efficiency. Global Ports’ customers will be able to use Portchain to monitor the operational situation at the berths. 

Portchain will collect data on the schedule and real time of vessels arrival and handling, including berth allocation and cargo handling. With access to the platform employees of Global Ports’ terminals and the Group’s management company will promptly receive information on current and planned operations at the berths and collect service statistics. This will allocate resources more efficiently and enable the Group to improve the quality and accuracy of operational decisions.

Using Portchain, Global Ports’ customers will be able to track information about the schedule and real time of vessels arrival and handling, berth number, start and end of cargo operations all in real time. 

Portchain’s easy to deliver software model means Global Ports are already taking advantage of a digital berth plan at First Container Terminal. Access for their customers is planned for the end of March 2021 and Petrolesport will then be connected to Portchain in April 2021.

The Group’s future digital innovation plans include the implementation of Portchain system at Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (located in the deep-water port of Vostochny).

Marc Niederer, COO of Global Ports, noted:

We continue to improve the standard of customer service and operational efficiency of our terminals. With Portchain we will be able to track berth operations in real time and plan equipment and personnel more precisely. Our customers will have access to vessel handling data, which will allow them to optimise the planning of cargo operations at the terminal as well as further logistics, thereby reducing their costs.” 

Thor Thorup, CCO of Portchain, noted:

We are excited to offer Global Ports a solution based on Portchain algorithms aimed at optimising berthing operations. Our intelligent platform will increase the transparency of vessel handling data by collecting up-to-date information on all terminal berth operations in one system and will also simplify the communication on operational issues between the terminals and their customers.”

About Portchain

Portchain is a Copenhagen-based tech company. The company builds Artificial Intelligence planning solutions to optimize quayside operations for container carriers and terminals. Its cloud-based software deploys Artificial Intelligence to support terminal operations by optimizing quayside strategy and resource assignment. Portchain solutions manage long term proforma, short term vessel planning and customer visibility. Portchain is working with several of the largest operators in the industry such as Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Hapag-Lloyd. 

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Media Contact

Thor Thorup
CCO Portchain
+45 – 51266079

About Global Ports

Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market by capacity and container throughput. 

Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Russian Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals in Helsinki and Kotka). Global Ports also owns an inland container terminal Yanino Logistics Park located in the vicinity of St Petersburg.

Global Ports’ revenue for 2020 was USD 384.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA was USD 209.7 million. Consolidated Marine Container Throughput was 1,533 thousand TEU in 2020.

Global Ports’ major shareholders are Delo Group, one of the largest private transportation and logistics holding companies in Russia (30.75%), and APM Terminals B.V. (30.75%), whose core expertise is the design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals and inland services. APM Terminals operates a global network of 75 terminals. 20.5% of Global Ports shares are traded in the form of global depositary receipts listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE ticker: GLPR).

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1 Company estimates based on 2020 throughput and the information published by the Association of Sea Commercial Ports (“ASOP”).
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Media Contacts

Margarita Potekhina
Global Ports Press Office
+7 812 677 15 57, ext. 2889

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