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Features of the Most Powerful Berth Planner

You will find all the necessary features to plan your berth with Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine. With a focus on the planner, these features have been created with planners for planners. Browse the list of Smart features and request a demo to learn how you can increase speed, build trust, make the best decisions every time and automate your reporting and data entry to unlock value and time for your operations.

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Make the best plan, every time

Scenarios and KPIs

Always understand the decisions you are making. Use Scenarios and KPIs to react to new customer information or to simulate a change to your plan. Create a new scenario, compare it with your KPIs then publish your change to produce highly reliable and cost-effective plans.

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Be smart with your time

Schedule Importer

Remove manual data entry and improve your daily workflow by automatically importing the Schedules you receive from customers. The Schedule Importer allows you to set up a mailbox for each customer, preview the import in the Change Tray and accept the data you desire.

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Plan with the best information


Take advantage of machine learning technology with Portchain Predictions to receive suggestions on vessel schedules, move counts, and performance data to improve your long-term berth plans and increase confidence in berth plan reliability. 

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Plan with expert assistance

Crane and Gang Optimization

Busy terminals, large terminals, or terminals with frequent changes to information all suffer from increased complexity in decision making. An over allocation of gangs or a misallocated crane has a ripple effect on the reliability and cost of your berth plan. Use Portchain’s Crane and Gang Optimizer to automate assignment for all vessels simultaneously. Used as an assistant to the planner, optimization can remove the heavy lifting so they can tweak the result to increase capacity, reduce operational cost and improve plan reliability

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Build trust and speed


Save hours in unnecessary calls and emails. Build confidence with team members and customers by sharing read-only plans in real-time. With Portchain Collaboration, you control your berth plan and the level of data you wish to share with whom.

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Take advantage of your data

Insights and Performance Reporting

Your dataset is getting richer and bigger with every plan you make, but often terminals don’t make use of this potential. Portchain Insights allows you to unlock the intelligence in your data. Report on proforma compliance or berth utilization, inspect trends and revenue opportunities such as seasonal capacity analysis and much more.

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