Category: Blogposts

Ready to optimize the ports of the world

We’re taking big steps towards making Qronoport a multi-port platform for port call optimization. After being tried and tested in the Port of Antwerp, we now successfully ingested and processed port community data from the port of Flushing. The integration of a second port is a big step in the development of the platform, as we can…
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TomorrowPorts, 23 and 24 September 2021

Port+, as a partner in the SPEED project, is proud to announce the first “smart ports” get-together in 2021. The TomorrowPorts conference is set to take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 23 to 24 September 2021. SPEED is inviting the port community and business, technology, and policy innovators from across Europe for a physical gathering around smart ports. During this event participants will…
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Trefoil uses PortCall Mobile to improve operations

Trefoil is now using PortCall Mobile to improve its planning and operations. Trefoil is an independent physical Bunker fuels supplier and always has been able to secure a top 5 position in the supply of Marine Fuels in the ARA-Region (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp). Being a member of Burando Maritime Services since 2010, Trefoil fulfils Burando’s ‘one-stop-ship’ model. PortCall Mobile gives…
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Ship agent details now available in PortCall Mobile

We added an extra feature in the PortCall Mobile App at the request of our customers!Viewing the ship agent details when checking a vessel is now possible for service providers/suppliers.You can call the agent directly from the app or access a Google map with his location. More and more companies are using or testing our…
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Data: the raw material of the future

The latest issue of Flows magazine features an interview (in Dutch) with our CEO Jan Van Dooren, together with Norbert Kouwenhoven (TradeLens). They talk about data sharing as the foundation for a lot of the innovation that is required to build the smart ports of the future. Our own port call optimization platform Qronoport and our app PortCall Mobile are just two…
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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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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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