Container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has partnered with Intelligent Cargo Systems to improve cargo and vessel performance monitoring
The world’s fifth-largest shipping line will begin using the CargoMate platform to visualise cargo positioning and dynamically manage ship schedules.
Intelligent Cargo Systems said its CargoMate fleet performance platform provides carriers with real-time port call visibility and automated notifications of important port events, such as estimated time of completion.
Hapag-Lloyd will use this platform to monitor vessel cargo operations in real time, to further improve ship routeing and performance. “By having a real-time view of every port call on the CargoMate platform, we are able to observe port calls in greater detail without requesting progress updates from the terminal or local agent,” said Hapag-Lloyd senior director for network operations Jörn Springer.
“It has uncovered new cost savings, and will continue our drive to improve performance and visibility for our customers,” he added.
This partnership with Hapag-Lloyd cements Intelligent Cargo Systems as a leader in the development of port call optimisation technology, said chief executive Chris Jones. “It is a great milestone for us to announce our partnership with Hapag-Lloyd,” he said.
“We have worked closely with them in recent years, and we are excited to continue developing new opportunities to improve their services.”
Data collected through CargoMate unlocks new route optimisation insights helping shipping companies reduce fuel costs and improve their environmental impact.
Hapag-Lloyd operates a fleet of 239 container ships and with a total capacity of 1.7M TEU. It runs 121 liner services worldwide with connections in more than 600 ports. It is a leader in transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.
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