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Guide to port call optimisation

Port call optimisation is a concept that is rapidly gaining ground across the maritime ecosystem. There are a growing number of projects, companies and technologies in the space, but finding the right information or solution can be difficult. To help, we have developed a brief guide to port call optimisation, explaining what it is, how it works, who is doing it, and where to get more information.

What is port call optimisation?

By continuously working to improve the efficiency of vessel port stays, it is possible to improve safety, reduce costs, and reduce emissions. In the majority of port calls conducted around the world, significant waiting times for vessels mean that fuel is needlessly burned to compensate. Port call optimisation is the process by which new business models, technologies, and operational techniques are developed and implemented to reduce those vessel waiting times to zero.

What’s in the guide?

  • A brief guide to what port call optimisation is, and how it is created real world efficiencies for terminals and carriers.
  • A breakdown of how port call optimisation works, and how data harmonisation and digitalisation help break down the operational silos that lead to inefficiency.
  • Notable case studies and real-world examples including how Maersk apply the principles of formula 1 to their port calls, and how the Port of Rotterdam reduced port waiting time by 20%.
  • An index of the most promising port call optimisation projects around the world with details of how to find out more and get involved.

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