What is Portbase’s mission?
What is Portbase's vision?
Why is Portbase necessary?
Why do Rotterdam and Amsterdam have a single joint Port Community System?
Is Portbase a commercial company?
Does Portbase have a monopoly?
Why are Portbase's services necessary? Can’t the market address those needs?
Isn’t Portbase unfair competition to software suppliers?
Is Portbase also going to be the national Port Community System?
Will Portbase extend its activities to the rest of Europe?
Portbase strives to optimize all international logistics processes via Dutch ports by offering information and communication services.
Portbase aims to be the point of contact for all logistics information related to the ports, supply chains and logistics hubs.
Portbase aims to be the national Port Community System in the Netherlands, and claims a key role in transnational logistics information networks.
Portbase is necessary in order to strengthen the international competitive position of Dutch ports.
This allows both ports’ clients to rely on a wider range of services. In addition, it allows for the efficient use of resources and it represents an intermediate step to the creation of a national Port Community System.
No, Portbase is a port-transcending, non-profit organisation. The aim is to keep the costs to participants as low as possible. Everyone should be able to participate. Portbase is by and for the port community.
Portbase does not have a monopoly. Companies are free to organise their information exchange themselves, although it is compulsory in a number of cases to use the Port Community System as a kind of post box for sending electronic messages to the authorities.
As this concerns services offered throughout the port and often involves confidential information, this can only be handled by an organisation with wide support that is both neutral and separate from the parties involved.
A Port Community System forms part of port infrastructure and cannot be provided by a commercial party.
This is indeed the aim. A national Port Community System is good both for service provision to the business community in the Netherlands and abroad, and for the Netherlands’ competitive position in general.
Logistic chains do not stop at the border. International information exchange is increasingly becoming both a matter of added value and of necessity. It is therefore logical that co-operation should take place between the port community systems of the ports in various European countries in future, and Portbase would like to play a key role in this in future.