• 2018 November 16 10:02

    Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen

    The Port of Scheveningen has been using Portmaster since September 2018. The Port of Rotterdam Authority developers attuned the port management system to the needs of the relatively small port in Scheveningen.

    As management system, Portmaster, part of the Port of Rotterdam Authority PORT FORWARD portfolio, is suitable for both small and large ports. With approximately 4,000 port calls per year, size-wise the Port of Scheveningen cannot be compared with the Port of Rotterdam. However, the port authorities still need to satisfy the same statutory obligations and can use Portmaster for this. “Every commercial vessel arriving at a port must report 24 hours in advance,” stated Huisman. “As port management, we must forward these reports to the government’s maritime single window. We can do this with Portmaster. And we can also use this system for invoicing.”

    The Port of Scheveningen is using the basic version of Portmaster, which can later be expanded, as the system is modular. “The next step is to add the module for maintaining a monitoring and reporting journal on operational details and shift changes. The Port of Rotterdam Authority will also be testing new modules in our port.”

    The Portmaster version for Scheveningen was developed and implemented by the Digital Business Solutions department from the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The operators working with the system in Scheveningen were closely involved in this. Huisman: “Our operators thought that the option to change berths in the port wasn’t clear enough and this was modified at their request. It’s a great way of working that has resulted in the system being supported across our organisation. It also demonstrates that the large Port of Rotterdam, where Portmaster was developed, can place itself in the position of the smaller ports. They understand how we work and modify the system accordingly. Moreover, we can benefit from knowledge and IT developments in the Port of Rotterdam.”

    The implementation took two months and, according to Huisman, ran very smoothly. “We hardly needed any fine-tuning. It performed really well straight away.” The Port of Rotterdam Authority can service and update the system remotely as well as repair faults, where necessary. “Portmaster works perfectly and is easy to operate. A big advantage is that we can now add vessels and companies to the system ourselves. Our software supplier used to have to do this, which took more time and was also prone to error. Portmaster enables us to work more efficiently.

    Some 4,000 vessels call at the Port of Scheveningen each year, 80% of which are fishing vessels. Various government and cargo vessels also enter the port each week. Scheveningen is also a port of call for leisure vessels.




2019 June 26

12:00 Nevsky Shipyard certified in “Military Register” Voluntary Certification System
11:58 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q3 2019
11:35 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved project on development of bunkering base at commercial seaport of Murmansk
10:57 Yamal LNG shipped first LNG cargo to Japan
10:18 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.42% to $65.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.94% to $58.95
09:59 IAPH South East Asia and Oceania Region meets in Kuala Lumpur in August
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 26
09:33 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,280 points

2019 June 25

18:06 VARD orders seawater cooling for newbuild cable layer
17:34 ABP Humber Estuary Services (HES) purchased new £600,000 survey vessel
17:06 Q-Flex vessel sets delivery benchmark in Turkey
16:28 Awilco LNG posts vessel and contract update
16:22 Zhatai Shipyard to be provided with RUB 4.1 billion of budget investments in 2019–2021
15:59 Maersk introduces Maersk Spot, a new fully online product that simplifies the buying process for customers
15:15 NCSP Group announced decisions made at annual general shareholders' meeting
14:51 IMO: committed to implementation
14:20 ABP King’s Lynn investment attracts new construction industry customer
13:37 MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
12:59 ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
12:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:58 Fuel technologies in the spotlight at ABS Hellenic Technical Committee
11:39 Dickson obtains status of international port
10:58 MEYER WERFT hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise line Saga Cruises
10:42 Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
10:24 Gender equality is the theme of Day of the Seafarer 2019
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.81% to $63.66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.88% to $57.39
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021