DCHC rolls out Portchain Connect for digital berth alignment

Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co (DCHC) in Egypt reports that it has completed implementation of the Portchain Connect system at its terminal to digitalise and simplify berth alignment processes.

The roll-out began following the completion of a trial, with DCHC one of the first terminals to pilot the system and among the first adopters in the Mediterranean.

DCHC will use the platform to increase the quality and speed of berth alignment processes with customers through digital handshakes and secure data sharing, with the ability to receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems so that the terminal can respond and counter propose quickly, to align the vessel schedule with the terminal berth plan.

Conversely, berth plan updates will be linked directly into Portchain Connect automatically through an integration to DCHC’s TOS (terminal operating system) to improve data sharing.

“We are excited to work with DCHC and help them drive efficiencies in their berth alignment process by facilitating streamlined data exchange,” said Thor Thorup, CCO and Co-Founder, Portchain.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration and continuously improving the platform based on user feedback.”

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