Container terminal SGTD moves to digital berth planning

The Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD) container terminal reports that it has successfully implemented a new berth management software system, to digitalise and modernise its berth planning operations.

The terminal will use the Navis Berth Window Management (BWM) application to provide real-time visibility at the berth level, allowing SGTD to make data-driven decisions to reduce the waste of time, fuel and resources throughout the port and add greater certainty to the overall berthing process.

Located in the Republic of Djibouti, at the entrance to the Red Sea, SGTD has a handling capacity of up to 1.6 million TEUs per year and wished to optimise its berthing operations to improve its ability to process today’s modern mega vessels.

Implemented over an eight-month period, the new software will provide two-way communication between the terminal and carrier, allowing the port to offer customers, partners and authorities a more accurate view of terminal operations, including berths.

“Investing in the latest technologies to navigate the current state of the global supply chain is critical and optimising berth planning is such an important part of the process to get right,” said Said Guire Gadid, ITC Director at SGTD.

“It doesn’t matter how much advanced technology you have waiting to process the cargo within your facility if the ships are stuck waiting out at sea. That is why we selected Navis’ Berth Window Management solution – to digitise outdated processes and provide key stakeholders with an always-on accurate view of the terminal. With Navis’ help, we are driving more efficient vessel calls and bringing vital trade and commerce to the global economy.”

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