UAB-Online moves to digitalise Notices of Readiness

Maritime software provider UAB-Online reports that it has introduced a new digital Notice of Readiness (NoR) product for liquid bulk operations.

The NoR builds on the company’s existing digital pre-arrival system connecting terminals and seagoing vessels, replacing the traditional paper document used by ships to provide notification that they are ready to load/discharge cargo with a digital version that can be exchanged between vessels and required stakeholders in real time.

“For too long, there have been delays and frustrations among vessels, ports, and terminals surrounding the arrival, departure, and time-sensitive operations of loading and discharging cargo and we are thrilled to bring the digital Notice of Readiness to the industry,” said Hans Bobeldijk, CEO of UAB-Online.

“We are confident it will save time and ensure much better communications all around. As we have seen with our inland customers, vessels using our digital solutions experience up to 90 minutes less idle time in port, which means fewer emissions.”

The company says it already has agreements to go live with terminal customers in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) area, including Liquin Terminals, Koole Terminals, VTTI and Maasvlakte Oil Terminal.

“The digital NoR for seagoing vessels helps terminals in our port to optimise their planning, makes load/discharge readiness transparent, and supports just in time arrival to achieve a common goal: reducing emissions in port and at the anchorages,” said Michiel van der Meer, Programme Manager Port & Supply Chain Performance at the Port of Rotterdam.

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