Antwerp Gateway implements Portchain Connect to simplify the berth alignment process with shipping lines
Portchain today announced Antwerp Gateway will join the Portchain Connect network. Antwerp Gateway will use Portchain Connect to increase the quality and speed of their berth alignment with customers through digital handshakes and secure data sharing. Portchain is excited to partner with Antwerp Gateway to simplify their communication channels and improve overall berth alignment. Portchain Connect enables Antwerp Gateway to receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems, and enables them to respond and counter propose quickly, to align the vessel schedule with the terminal berth plan.
Portchain Connect streamlines the flow of schedule data to shorten the time to align the berthing window. The platform allows terminals and carriers to share and receive quality data and reduce delays in information transmission. Portchain Connect provides users with an easy-to-use overview of all their vessel calls and ensures they can securely transfer berthing information, remove the costs associated with manual non-digitised communication and align on berthing windows to improve schedule reliability.
“We are excited to work with Antwerp Gateway and help them drive efficiencies in their berth alignment process by facilitating streamlined data exchange. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and continuously improving the platform based on user feedback”
Thor Thorup, CCO & Co-Founder of Portchain
Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping. Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.
About Antwerp Gateway
Located in the port of Antwerp in Belgium, Antwerp Gateway is renowned by its customers for its unrivaled productivity in Europe, advanced technology and outstanding intermodal connectivity. DP World Antwerp operates the Antwerp Gateway terminal on the left bank of the Scheldt River, a joint-venture between DP World Antwerp Holding (60%), Cosco (20%), Terminal Link (10%) and Duisport Group (10%). Complementing the container terminal is Empty Depot Services – a 100% dedicated container maintenance service primarily for DP World Antwerp Gateway customers. On the right bank, DP World Antwerp is operator of the HUPAC Intermodal rail terminal.