Portbase en Nextlogic: New phase in path towards integrated planning

Portbase and Nextlogic are working together to achieve an optimal flow of container barges in the port of Rotterdam. In this joint Update, we will inform you about the current state of affairs regarding the path towards the implementation of the integrated planning.

In February, Portbase successfully migrated all barge operators that were connected to Barge Planning to the new service Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge. Using the data from HCN Barge, the next phase has now been initiated. In this phase, Nextlogic is working together with the participating companies to conduct the first practice-based trials with integrated planning.

In this respect, we realise that the coronavirus has made current market conditions quite challenging. Less capacity is available at companies. In consultation with all participants, we are looking for the best solutions. The commissioning of the integrated planning has therewith been postponed for three months to September 2020. You can always consult the joint website Portbase and Nextlogic connect for the current planning.

In this Update:

Practice-based trials with integrated planning underway
On the 14th of April, Nextlogic started with concrete, practice-based trials with the integrated planning. 27 barge operators, deepsea terminals and empty depots have pledged their cooperation.

API link-up creates optimal benefit
An API link-up is essential for optimally benefiting from HCN Barge. Therefore, consult with your software supplier to make the switch as soon as possible!

Important role for skippers
Skippers have an important role to play in the implementation of the integrated planning. A separate page for skippers is now available on the website ‘Portbase and Nextlogic connect’.

Do you have any questions about the solutions of Nextlogic and Portbase or about what the collaboration means for you? At Nextlogic, you can contact Wouter Groen, +31 (0)6 53 91 44 53, w.groen@nextlogic.nl. At Portbase, please contact Remmert Braat, +31 (06) 24 67 70 08, r.braat@portbase.com.

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