Internal users have begun to use Port of Gothenburg’s new digital berth planner tool to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.

The tool, named Allberth, is being used by Port Control for the whole port, and by the safety and security co-ordinators at the Energy Terminal. External users will join the system gradually.

The system allows the port to identify empty berths and act on the information, improving resource planning, cutting wait times and reducing emissions.

Allberth will also allow port officials to identify whether a ship can safely moor at a given berth, and co-ordinated the positioning of the ship and timing of the call.

“We can also show external parties the calls that have been co-ordinated with the terminal and the calls for which we only have an approved vessel notification. Without this status distinction, it will appear as if we have two or three moored vessels overlapping and an outsider would logically put this down to scheduling problems. With Allberth we can give mooring personnel, the ship’s agent, and the terminal the opportunity to act immediately on the information that we visualize in the application,” said Fredrik Rauer, traffic co-ordinator and project leader for Berth Planner at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

“With Allberth we now have a berth planning tool that can make calls smarter, safer, and considerably more efficient for all concerned. And reduced emissions from the vessels are an obvious benefit in climate terms,” said Rauer.

“Allberth gives prompt status information to external parties, including the pilots, personnel at the mooring company, and the ship’s agent, all of whom have a key role to play. The system ensures greater accuracy and predictability, making it more time-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally smart,” said Port of Gothenburg.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News