Routine losses: ships spend up to 9 percent time at anchorage
AIS vessel tracking solutions provider Marine Traffic shared some sobering data. They calculated time at anchorage outside ports around the globe of the 200,000 vessels and tracked annual average time at anchorage between 4% and 9%. Which means, the untimely arrivals of ships to ports is a costly problem.
So, how to tackle the issue?
The answer lies in a common port call process framework, using existing standards.
Such solution has been developed by Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä has created a centralised data exchange platform for berthing slot allocation.
The Wärtsilä Navi-Port system enables just-in-time operations.
Its purpose is to provide information to ports on how to facilitate logistics and reduce time waiting for anchorage and, consequently, reduce the GHG emissions.
Navi-Port system enables vessels to automatically adjust speed to achieve a just-in-time arrival and provides the opportunity for on-board navigational and communicational data sharing with onshore info-centre.