German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has agreed a deal with Intelligent Cargo Systems to implement the UK firm’s CargoMate platform with the goal of optimising its vessels’ port visits.
CargoMate provides carriers with real-time port call visibility and automated notifications of events such as estimated time of completion, to assist fleet managers in dynamically managing their coastal schedules.
“By having a real-time view of every port call on the CargoMate platform, we’re able to observe port calls in greater detail without requesting progress updates from the terminal or local agent,” said Jörn Springer, Senior Director, Network Operations at Hapag-Lloyd.
“It has uncovered new cost savings and will continue our drive to improve performance and visibility for our customers.”
Hapag-Lloyd will also use the new software to help ship crews to more efficiently monitor vessel operations, providing them with new data sources to improve route and vessel performance.
“It is a great milestone for us to announce our partnership with Hapag-Lloyd,” added Chris Jones, CEO of Intelligent Cargo Systems.
“We’ve worked closely with them in recent years, and we’re excited to continue developing new opportunities to improve their services.”