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August 18, 2021

Tanger Alliance deploys berth optimisation solution from Portchain

This solution enables optimised resource allocation and digitises the planning process.

Tanger Alliance container terminal at Tanger Med in Morocco has implemented the Portchain Berth Optimisation Engine to improve berth planning and allow clients to monitor berth status in real time.

This solution enables optimised resource allocation and digitises the planning procedure, stated Portchain.

As an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered optimisation software, Portchain’s Berth Optimisation Engine guides planning staff by automating resource allocation for all ships simultaneously.

This enables planning staff to draft an optimal plan for improving capacity or minimising operational costs.

In addition, the software aids planning staff in assessing diverse scenarios and their key performance indicators to pick the ‘most cost-effective plan’ and respond quickly to new customer information.

Portchain CCO Thor Thorup said: “We are proud to be a part of Tanger Alliance’s digitisation journey and to have supported them from terminal go-live. We are excited to help Tanger Alliance realise their plans to optimise their operations and provide a better customer experience.”

Based in Copenhagen, Portchain offers AI-driven solutions to optimise quayside operations for container terminals and carriers.

Its Cloud-based software uses AI to assist terminal operations by improving quayside strategy along with resource assignment.

A partnership comprised of Marsa Maroc, Eurogate, Contship Italia and Hapag-Lloyd, Tanger Alliance manages the container terminal 3 (TC3) in Tanger Med II.

With a terminal area of 360,000m², TC3 has a quay length of 800m, water depth of 18m and handling capacity of 1.5 million TEUs.

It commenced operations in January.

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