Intelligent Cargo Systems launch free port call efficiency tool

05 Feb 2019 - Nick Chubb

Intelligent Cargo Systems launch free port call efficiency tool

The self-assessment tool allows container ship operators to quickly gain an understanding of how port idle time is affecting their bunker consumption

London, UK: Maritime technology startup Intelligent Cargo Systems has today launched a free self-assessment tool for container ship operators. With just a few simple questions, the Port Call Calculator helps container ship fleet management teams to better understand how much port idle time is affecting their bunker consumption. The tool calculates a port call efficiency rating, with those scoring below 80% likely to be able to make significant bunker savings through process improvement and better use of technology.

The tool calculates a port call efficiency rating for container ships.

“As 2020 approaches the need to make marginal efficiency gains across every area of vessel operations is increasing,” says Nick Chubb, Head of Growth at Intelligent Cargo Systems, “A staggering amount of fuel is currently being wasted across the world through poor port call efficiency. This tool gives ship operators a quick and easy way to understand the scale of the problem and some insight into what savings can be made through the use of port call optimisation technology”.

The Port Call Calculator is part of a range of tools and services that Intelligent Cargo Systems offer to help improve port call efficiency. According to research conducted by the EU-funded Sea Traffic Management Validation project, container ships incurred 71,202 hours of idle time at Europe’s major ocean-going ports in 2017. This represents an annual loss of €100 million, to the container sector alone. To tackle this issue, Intelligent Cargo Systems developed CargoMate, a revolutionary port call optimisation system that predicts the earliest time a ship can sail and puts the right information in front of the people who need it in any port worldwide.

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About: Intelligent Cargo Systems is a maritime technology startup. Their revolutionary CargoMate platform accurately forecasts cargo completion time far in advance of current methods. This helps container ship operators anticipate delays, reduce turnaround time in port, save money on fuel and reduce their environmental impact. Available in every port worldwide, it offers unrivalled real-time port visibility and performance reporting.

Based in London, Intelligent Cargo Systems is a fast-growing team of maritime professionals and software engineers working to harness emerging technology to make ships more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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