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PD Ports community system goes live

[ September 21, 2021   //   ]

PD Ports, the Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, has successfully rolled out a Port Community System in partnership with the port of Rotterdam.

The system provides users with a single, dynamic source of vital information including live shipping movements and weather data, with over 200 active users registered in just four weeks.

PD Ports is responsible for vessel traffic management and ensuring the safe navigation of vessels as they access Teesport.

Harbour master Paul Brooks, said: “Throughout the development of the PCS, we collaborated with an extensive number of stakeholders, as well as our partners at the Port of Rotterdam, which has led to the successful roll out of the new system, ahead of schedule.

“The Covid pandemic highlighted just how important it is that businesses, especially within critical industries like the ports sector, embrace technology and accelerate digitalisation to ensure that supply chains are more resilient to potentially disruptive events.

“Within just four weeks we can already see the value of the PCS, with over 75% of users utilising the platform on a daily basis to access key real-time information as well as receive live notifications about the status of their vessel arrivals.”

PD Ports will now hold two final workshops with river users in order to provide feedback to the PCS hosts, Port of Rotterdam, before further exploring how the system could be utilised across other areas of the business to provide operational areas with key information.