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Features of the Most Powerful Berth Planner

You will find all the necessary tools to plan your berth with Portchain. 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.

Make the best plan, every time

Scenarios and KPI’s

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.

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.

Plan with the best information

Predictions

Planning horizon and berth plan reliability are significantly reduced when the data you receive is not accurate or missing. Take advantage of machine learning technology with Portchain Predictions. You will be offered suggestions on vessel schedules and performance data so you can create high-quality long-term berth plans to increase your confidence in berth plan reliability.

Plan with expert assistance

Crane and Gang Optimisation

Busy terminals, large terminals or terminals with lots of changing information all suffer from increased complexity in decision making. Use Portchain’s Crane and Gang Optimiser to automate assignment by looking at selected or all vessels simultaneously. As an assistant to the planner Optimisation can remove the heavy lifting of the planner so they can tweak the result to increase capacity or reduce operational cost.

Build trust and speed

Collaboration

Berth Plans are to be shared and are the most important interface for communication and shared understanding. Build confidence with team members or 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. Once your template is set up, collaboration is as easy as one click.

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 utilisation, inspect trends and revenue opportunities such as seasonal capacity analysis and much more.

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