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Why this collaboration?

Together, we are working on an optimal flow for inland container shipping
Portbase and Nextlogic are working together on the efficient and reliable handling of inland container shipping in the port of Rotterdam. Through one central gateway, the digital exchange of data about ship and cargo through Portbase is innovatively combined with the neutral, integrated planning of all container barge calls by Nextlogic. This consequently allows container terminals and empty depots to optimally utilise their inland shipping capacity. Container barges are handled faster in the port. All the links in the inland shipping chain benefit. Rotterdam will become an even more attractive container port.

Phases 1 and 2 of the process towards integrated planning have now been completed. Since February 2020, all barge operators and most container terminals in the port of Rotterdam have been using the new Portbase service Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge. Using the data from this service, Nextlogic is now able to proceed to the next steps.

Why participate? The 8 benefits

Data + intelligence create measurable added value

One central solution for container barge shipping

Efficient and reliable inland shipping chain

Lower chain costs

Improved service to clients

One gateway, so data only needs to be entered once

Maximum reach

Strengthens the position of the port of Rotterdam

How does it work in practice?

One gateway for daily operations
A barge operator pre-notifies his data related to cargo, call and rotation at the container terminals via Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge. This new Portbase service has been live since February 2020. All barge operators are connected to this. To make optimum use of HCN Barge, it however is essential that you as a barge operator realise an API connection in your in-house system as soon as possible. Read here why this is important.

Integrated planning through smart reuse of data
Nextlogic automatically receives the information required to provide the integrated planning to every visiting inland vessel from HCN Barge. For this, Nextlogic receives input on the available capacity from the containers terminals and empty depots. An optimised call sequence is thus created for all the terminals and depots that are to be visited in Rotterdam. Nextlogic continuously improves and updates the planning.

Spring into action and connect!

In March 2020, Nextlogic will start to perform practical trials with the integrated planning. More details about the path towards the implantation of the integrated planning can be found here. To ensure a successful introduction, it is essential that as many parties in the inland shipping chain as possible participate. That means readying your in-house system for an API connection with HCN Barge as soon as possible and connecting to Nextlogic.

At the launch in the spring of 2020, all the major deepsea terminals at the Maasvlakte will be ready for integrated planning. Together, we make every barge call to the port of Rotterdam better!

Cooperation initiating parties and partners

Serving the barge container sector better together is an initiative of Nextlogic, Portbase and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Multiple parties in the inland shipping chain support the initiative.

Initiators

Partners