The marine industry is changing. The competitive environment within the industry and regulatory requirements are creating the need to address the industry’s established ways of working with a new set of criteria. One of the main sources of inefficiencies,
or waste, in maritime transportation is the unnecessarily excessive speeds at which ships sail to arrive at port only to have to wait for a berthing slot.
This causes port congestion, which can hurt the ease of doing business. The financial impact is considerable while the unnecessary burning of fuel at higher speeds also adds to the levels of harmful emissions being exhausted into the atmosphere. According
to multiple studies, container ships spend, for example, on average 6 % of their time at anchor waiting for berthing, which results in extra fuel consumption, higher emissions, and congested ports. Timing is everything.
Navi-Port, a digital platform by Wärtsilä Voyage, connects a ship’s navigation system to the port and enables Just-in-time arrivals. Join the priority list to test out this new solution.