One single gateway for the daily operations
As a barge operator, you pre-notify both the cargo information and the call and rotation data of your container barges via Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge. You were connected to this new service by Portbase in early February.
Please note! For optimal functioning of MCA Barge, it is crucial that you create an API connection in your in-house system as soon as possible. For participants in HCN Barge who are not yet ready for APIs, Portbase provides a temporary solution via an EDI converter.
Integrated planning through smart reuse of data
Nextlogic automatically receives the information necessary to provide each calling inland vessel with the integrated planning from HCN Barge. Nextlogic receives input on the available capacity from the container terminals and empty depots. Next, an optimised call sequence is created for all the terminals and depots to be visited in Rotterdam. Nextlogic continuously improves and updates this planning.
Only entering static information in Nextlogic
To use the integrated planning as a barge operator, you only need to enter certain specific static information (such as Sunday rest, etc.). You do this directly in Nextlogic via the internet.
Also inform your barge skippers
When the integrated planning is live, Nextlogic will directly present barge skippers with a sailing plan for each visit to the port. The integrated planning will only work if each barge captain exactly follows the planned rotation. Therefore, make sure to inform them about your participation in a timely manner. Barge captains can find more information on the separate barge skipper page and via the frequently asked questions for barge skippers.
Would you like to know more?
View the frequently asked questions for barge operators here.