Hapag-Lloyd has agreed a five-year deal to deploy Portchain Connect across its global operations, to digitalise berth alignment processes at its terminals and improve schedule reliability and terminal asset utilisation.
Implementing the platform will allow Hapag-Lloyd to move from email and phone communication to a digital flow of information, aligning berth arrival information with terminals and offering its terminal network direct access to schedule updates and vessel call information.
“We are delighted to be working with Portchain on digitising and streamlining our berth alignment processes and look forward to creating value for our important terminal partners throughout our network,” said Andrew Allen, Director – Terminal Partnering, Hapag-Lloyd.
“We believe in the power of leveraging automated data flows to optimise our port calls and create transparency and efficiency for our valued marine and port operations teams globally.’’
Portchain provides a platform that enables carriers and terminals to share their schedule and berthing data with each other. Portchain Connect is used to facilitate digital handshakes and alignment between the terminal, carrier and connected stakeholders.
“We are excited to partner with Hapag-Lloyd to digitalise the berth alignment process with terminals across the world,” said Niels Kristiansen, CEO and Co-Founder, Portchain.
“Hapag-Lloyd is an ambitious ocean carrier that is taking big steps to digitalise its operations and enable Just-In-Time Arrivals with its terminal network. We are excited to help them unlock the value of their data, providing terminals with more accurate and timely information to improve terminal efficiency.”