Nile Dutch Africa Line (NileDutch) has undergone a digital transformation ahead of its drive to expand its container line operations globally
The Dutch shipping group has implemented a digital program for automated data capture and analysis to gain a better insight into container-based supply chains and operations, deploying CyberLogitec Global’s integrated container carrier operations solution Allegro.
“As a leader of the global shipping sector, NileDutch is committed to embracing new technologies in order to better serve our customers,” said NileDutch chief executive Wim J van Aalst.
Headquartered in Rotterdam, NileDutch has provided containerised links between West Africa and the rest of the world for more than 30 years. It built up a network of 85 offices and agencies around the world to generate and manage trade links.
It planned to expand operations further to produce a global network. To instigate this strategy, NileDutch wanted to ensure its operations would remain at the forefront of the industry by accelerating operational efficiency, harnessing real-time data for critical decisions and effective resource deployment.
CyberLogitec’s solution was identified as a key tool to achieve these goals.
“Allegro is ground-breaking in many ways, including its capability to convert real-time data into instant, actionable insights,” said Mr van Aalst. “We see it as the cornerstone of NileDutch’s strategy for a future-forward operating model. We have already begun using the system to unlock potential, including exploring cutting-edge services.”
NileDutch ICT director Mark Kraaijenbrink said the program “creates strategic and innovative responses quickly” to improve group efficiency.
“It is imperative for us to have maximum system uptime to continue providing service quality to our customers,” he said.
“Allegro was launched seamlessly and implemented within just nine months between project launch and go-live.”
Allegro is an end-to-end, integrated solution tailored for containerised shipping line operations that not only accommodate containerised cargo but also breakbulk and project cargo.
It uses algorithms to digitalise, integrate and automate all business processes required for maximising operational efficiency worldwide.
Allegro seamlessly and consistently executes container activity planning, booking auto-rating, special cargo validation, profitability simulation and provisioning.
It reduces human error and boosts productivity, said CyberLogitec managing director Jason Hyeon.
Mr Hyeon explained how Allegro has simulation and management capabilities that “enable users to optimally control costs, manage yields and effectively deploy resources and assets, giving them a competitive edge and improved business insights”.
The solution is fully web-based and is accessible via all major web browsers and mobile devices anywhere, anytime.
Industry leaders are discussing methods of implementing digitalisation technologies to improve efficiency of vessel operations at Riviera Maritime Media’s first Optimised Ship Forums in Hamburg, Germany on 1 October. The next in this series is scheduled for London on 10 December