PortXchange Products B.V., the Netherlands-based digital solutions provider for predictable and sustainable shipping, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest product, PortXchange Shiptracker to the maritime community.
PortXchange enables port call optimisation and CO2 reduction by improving schedule predictability. With the launch of Shiptracker, port communities can receive reliable estimated time of arrivals (ETAs) to optimise their operations. Unlike other automatic identification systems (AIS) tracking solutions, Shiptracker calculates predictions up to three weeks in advance, making it easier for shippers, cargo owners, and other parties involved in a port call (port authorities, terminal operators, agents) to plan the allocation of their resources efficiently. In addition, Shiptracker allows users to select a destination port, which then generates an automated port call vessel list. All vessels with ETA predictions sailing to that specific port are also highlighted on a live map.
Robbert Engels, PortXchange’s Director of Product, commented: “Around 30% of global shipping gets delayed, and it’s a real challenge for everyone involved in logistics to plan their operations because of that. With Shiptracker, we wanted to improve visibility and make vessel arrival times more predictable so that every party who depends on this information can access it to optimise their business.“