The Port of Amsterdam’s new digital public berthing reservation system has been nominated for the 2019 Global Tank Storage Awards. This forms part of the Port of Amsterdam’s Digital Port programme, which has been entered for the ‘Best Port’ award.
As part of this, the Port of Amsterdam has launched a new online system to make it quicker and easier to reserve a public berth.
It is already possible to make online reservations for sea-going vessels, but with the Port’s new system, it is now possible to reserve, view and amend your bookings.
Users can check where and when a spot is available by logging onto the Port of Amsterdam website as well as seeing which types of port activities are permitted at the berths.
This new flexible system enables user to plan effectively. It is just one part of the Port of Amsterdam’s goal to adapt to the digital environment and make processes faster and smarter for its customers.
‘Digitisation is the backbone of our promise to become a smarter, cleaner and more efficient port,’ explains Arjan Kampman, IT manager at Port of Amsterdam.
The Port of Amsterdam’s Digital Port programme is designed to create a port that offers maximum accessibility over the water and the web. By making data available using digital services, the port becomes transparent for users and is able to handle vessels more quickly and intelligently. This means the port gets to use its assets – including quays, berths and terminals – more efficiently.
The winner of the ‘Best Port’ award 2019 will be judged by a panel of experts from terminal operators, including Vopak, Oiltanking, VTTI, Shell, BP, Koole and many more. The winner will be announced during the Global Tank Storage Awards ceremony on March 26 in Rotterdam.
Entries to the Global Tank Storage Awards close on 15th February 2019.
For more information on how to enter and to view the judging panel visit www.tankstoragemag.com/awards.