Author: Hans De Hondt

MTD is now using PortCall Mobile

MTD Maritime Services is now using PortCall Mobile to improve its planning and operations. MTD is an all-around service provider focused on waste collection and treatment. Having reliable and up-to-date nautical information available at any time is crucial for the efficiency of their operations. All for the flow!  PortCall Mobile gives ship agents and ship…
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Destination berth status and waiting time at anchorage

The destination berth of a vessel being occupied at the time of arrival at the pilot station is one of the most important causes of waiting times at anchorage. It’s definitely not the only cause, but our analysis of waiting times at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp shows that there’s a clear correlation. We…
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PortCall Mobile now also available for service providers

Need to know when a vessel is due to arrive/move/leave in the Port of Antwerp? Is it important, if not crucial, for your business and your people to know when a vessel is due to arrive/move/leave in the Port of Antwerp? Then PortCall Mobile could be the solution for you! PortCall Mobile is already being…
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Waiting time at anchorage, a comparison between vessel types

Tankers and gas carriers have to wait at anchorage much longer and more frequently than other vessel types. On average tankers have to wait more than 19 hours at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp. Gas carriers have to wait about 30 hours. Our analysis of waiting times at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp…
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Waiting time at anchorage for tankers at the Port of Antwerp in 2020

In 2020, average waiting times at anchorage for tankers calling at the Port of Antwerp saw a steep rise in April and May. In the second half of the year, we see a slow return to lower average waiting times. The corona-pandemic definitely had an impact on waiting times at anchorage. Want to know more?…
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An analysis of waiting times at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp

We analyzed more than 32.000 port calls at the Port of Antwerp from 2018 to 2020. 12 hours and 17 minutes, that’s the average waiting time at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp over this 3-year period for all vessel types. Interested in learning more? You can find the results of our analysis in the…
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10 reasons why tanker port calls are not as efficient as they could be

Ten reasons why tanker port calls are not as efficient as they could be. Or in other words: a lot of opportunities to optimize tanker port calls. In this article, we list 10 of the most important reasons why there is currently too much time being wasted during tanker port calls. We believe that data…
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Need an accurate ETB?

Did you know that inaccurate arrival time predictions are one of the largest causes of in-port delays? Our algorithms provide port call stakeholders with accurate berthing times. Want to know how we can help you with an accurate Estimated Time at Berth? Reach out to us via contact@portplus.be.

Our CEO will be speaking at the NxtPort International kick-off

Join the Nxtport International kick-off event on March 16th at 13:00 CET. Our CEO Jan Van Dooren will talk about port call optimization and our solution for tackling this challenge: Qronoport. Together with the other event speakers, he will also talk about how data sharing and digital collaboration can push the maritime industry forward. You can register here, or read…
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Welcome to Zuidnatie and ITC Rubis Antwerp

We’re happy and proud to welcome Zuidnatie and ITC Rubis Antwerp as users of Qronoport. Both terminals use the “Arrivals & Departures” feature of Qronoport to get insight into all vessels calling at their terminals, in one single overview. Qronoport will help both terminals optimize their planning, and it will greatly reduce the need to gather information…
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