The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched the first version of its digital application Pronto which aims to improve the efficiency for some 30,000 vessels that call on Rotterdam every year.
The application allows ships visiting the port to cut their waiting time by an average of 20% by enabling more effective utilisation of capacity at the port terminals.
It can be used for the precise planning and coordination of a range of vessel services, including bunkering, servicing and maintenance and provisioning.
Additionally, Pronto directly contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the port due to lesser time being spent at facilities.
“Pronto is a good example of how the Port Authority uses new digital solutions to raise the efficiency of processes in the port,” says Port Authority CFO Paul Smits.
“Pronto was extensively tested over the past year during the development phase. We will now be making it available to members of the port community – either in exchange for data or for a fee.
“In the period ahead, we will be further developing the application and adding a number of new features. We expect more and more terminals in the port to start using Pronto, which in turn will increase the accuracy of the data it generates.”
A pilot was launched in 2017 to test out Pronto, in which Shell was one of participants.
“The pilot convinced us of the added value of Pronto. We have reduced the waiting time up to 20% for departing ships,” said Ed Barsingerhorn, GM Shipping & Maritime, Europe & Africa from Shell.
“It is essential that all parties involved in the process, including terminal and agent, work closely together and share relevant data.
“When we exchange time stamp data not only in Rotterdam but also between ports, the improvement potential increases significantly. Ships can sail optimally laden and arrive just-in-time through better planning.”
Photo credit: Port of Rotterdam Authority
Published: 20 April, 2018
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.
Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.