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London Container Terminal selects Portchain Quay to digitalize berth planning

Portchain and London Container Terminal launch digital collaboration

Portchain today announced that the Port of Tilbury’s, London Container Terminal has signed a SaaS agreement to use Portchain Quay as their terminal wide berth planning tool for creating reliable berth plans supported by intelligent predictions. Portchain is excited to partner with London Container Terminal to unlock the potential in their quayside operations. The deployment of Portchain Quay is an important step in London Container Terminal’s digitization journey, where several key planning processes will be digitized to promote real-time information exchange, transparency and process efficiency across the terminal.

“As we continue our investment in digitization of our busy container terminal we have chosen Portchain Quay to assist our teams in providing reliable real time berth planning and optimization. Portchain Quay will improve the planning process for both the terminal and our customers, providing intelligent real time updates to our planners and more accurate berth predictions for our customers. The initial user feedback has been incredibly positive and we look forward to working with Portchain Quay to develop the solution further.”

Ross McKissock, Director of Unitised, Forth Ports

“We are excited to collaborate with London Container Terminal and help them accelerate their digitization journey, while providing them with vessel ETA and port stay prediction tools to optimize their operations.”

Thor Thorup, CCO & Co-Founder, Portchain

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Portchain Quay

Portchain Quay is an easy-to-use berth planning solution that leverages machine learning and AI to increase plan reliability, capacity and lower costs. Portchain Quay plans and tracks available quay, crane, and labor resources while overlaying vessel calls, maintenance and labor constraints. Download the brochure for more information.

About Portchain

Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain Quay helps terminal operators optimize their berth planning and resource deployment to increase planning reliability, increase capacity and reduce costs. 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 Tilbury/ London Container Terminal

The Port of Tilbury is the number one UK port for forest products, construction materials, paper, grain, recyclables and warehousing space. The port has a strong market presence in bulk commodities, ro-ro, cars and cruise vessels. The port’s London Container Terminal handles a mix of short and deep-sea services, is the UK’s number four port for containers and has the greatest reefer (refrigerated container) point connectivity in Europe. Tilbury‘s strategic location makes it a natural point for distribution, with nearly 20 million people living within 75 miles. Serving the UK’s market, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the UK’s capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the port and dedicated barge facilities.

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