CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal (CSPADT), located in Khalifa Port and a joint venture between China’s COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports Group, has made a significant advancement in digitalising its operations. The terminal has agreed to implement the Portchain Connect system, an innovative move set to revolutionise the quality and speed of its berth alignment process through digital handshakes and data sharing with shipping lines.

Enhancing Efficiency with Advanced Software

Portchain Connect will allow CSPADT to receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems. This direct communication enables CSPADT to swiftly respond and counter-propose to align vessel schedules with the terminal’s berth plan. Additionally, Portchain Connect provides an overview of all vessel calls and supports the digital transfer of berthing information to relevant parties, aiming to eliminate issues associated with manual communication and improve schedule reliability.

Streamlined Operations and Improved Schedule Reliability

CSPADT’s adoption of Portchain Connect is a significant step toward optimising its berth alignment process. The platform’s ability to provide real-time updates and facilitate quick responses ensures better alignment of vessel schedules with the terminal’s operational plans. This improvement in data sharing and communication is expected to enhance overall efficiency and schedule reliability at the terminal.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Thor Thorup, CCO of Portchain, expressed excitement about working with CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal. He emphasised the importance of facilitating streamlined data exchange to drive efficiencies in the berth alignment process and the commitment to continuous improvement of the platform based on user feedback.

About CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, inaugurated in December 2018, is the first overseas semi-automated greenfield container terminal of COSCO SHIPPING Ports. It represents a strategic partnership that strengthens the maritime connectivity between the UAE and China, contributing to the regional economy and trade.

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