A NEW entity, known as PortXchange Products will offer the Pronto platform and application to ports around the world, together with strategic partners Shell and A.P. Moller–Maersk.

PortXchange aims to improve the efficiency of port calls and help clients reduce their emissions – both in the port as well as between ports.

Pronto is a joint platform that can be used by shipping companies, agents, terminals, port authorities and other nautical service providers, to optimally plan, execute and monitor all activities during a port call. In addition, Pronto enables just-in-time sailing, which helps reduce carbon emissions.

Pronto combines public data, data retrieved directly from participating companies and forecasts from artificial intelligence applications to generate highly accurate information. As soon as the estimated time of arrival is known, the vessel is assigned its own timeline in Pronto where all events during the port call are shown.

“By making our application available to ports across the world we can optimise the potential of digital solutions,” Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority said.

“The more ports use smart solutions, the more valuable these become. The establishment of a separate company for Pronto’s global roll out is an excellent example of this approach.”

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Pronto will be offered in several ports in Europe and the US before the end of the year.

“We see a significant need and opportunity to improve the collaboration, communication, and single data usage amongst port participants for optimised sailing and port calls for vessels,” Kent Stig Hagbarth, head of operations execution at A.P. Moller-Maersk, said.

“The aim of the Pronto platform, to enable just in time arrival and optimise the port stay of our vessels, enables us to achieve our end goal of reducing our CO2 emissions.”

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