Porto Itapoá in Brazil has completed the implementation of a new Berth Window Management system from Navis, to improve berth planning and decision making and reduce inefficiency.
Completing its 10th year in operation in June 2021, Porto Itapoá is one of the largest port terminals in Brazil. Located on the northern coast of Santa Catarina, the port has reported a 40% increase in imports in the first half of this year and an 11% increase in container traffic, processing a total of 238,000 containers in the first six months of 2021.
Porto Itapoá has invested in the new software to cut down inefficiencies in verifying information from disparate sources prior to confirming final berthing plans. The system enables terminal operators to digitise their berth window plan and more easily compare and manage vessel port stays against vessel timestamps.
Berthing plans can also be shared with key customers, partners and authorities to enable self-service.
“When it comes to optimising the berth planning process, Navis’s solution was the clear winner for us,” said Thiago Manoel dos Santos, Operations Manager, Porto Itapoá.
“In a month’s time, we were able to implement the solution which will not only remove much of the inherent uncertainty in planning the berth schedule of vessels but enable us to reduce time spent on these activities, maximise berth space, and safely and more efficiently process more vessels while lowering the total cost per move.”