UAB-Online and Systems Navigator integrate liquid bulk applications

UAB-Online and Systems Navigator have announced a collaboration agreement that will see the firms work together to optimise operations in the liquid bulk industry by integrating their respective digital applications.

UAB-Online offers a software system used by stakeholders in sea and inland shipping to digitise their handling operations, while Systems Navigator’s Dropboard offers a planning and scheduling system for ports and liquid bulk terminals. The two companies aim to improve the liquid bulk process by providing integrated data that enables each stakeholder to make better decisions based on real-time information.

“This collaboration will help cut costs and emissions in liquid bulk operations by enabling digitisation of the major parts of the process—from digital pre-announcements that our solution creates to real-time jetty schedule info that Dropboard’s online data provides,” said Hans Bobeldijk, CEO of UAB-Online.

“This collaboration provides a transformative solution for organisations that need future-proof technologies to help with the twin green and digital transitions that the maritime industry is undertaking as we move towards a carbon-neutral shipping industry in 2050.”

“The green transition is about improving environmental impact and the digital transition is aimed at improving efficiency. This collaboration helps with both transitions.”

UAB-Online’s software has more than 400 repetitive checks built in to reduce mistakes and improve regulatory compliance, removing the need for email and phone call exchanges by digitising port stays. Dropboard’s web based, multi-user planning and scheduling platform uses machine-learning algorithms to help create opportunities for ship speed optimisations, and employs constraints-based scheduling logic and intelligent free slot finding to determine the best jetty allocation.

“By leveraging Dropboard’s cutting-edge scheduling technology and embracing UAB-Online as the preferred tool for managing liquid bulk nominations, this collaboration is poised to revolutionise the industry,” said Vincent de Gast, co-founder and director of Dropboard.

“The result will be a more cohesive, integrated, and secure system, enhancing overall efficiency. Real-time communication will keep all stakeholders well-informed, reducing the need for frequent phone calls and empowering them to optimise their business opportunities.”

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