What is the activity scope?
Mikael: “We can summarise PortCDM as the digitisation of time stamp information between port actors involved in the same port call. This needs global industry standard messages to work, and a version of these is currently being reviewed by the various industry partners involved.” Sandra: “We are validating the expected impact of the information exchange on predictability, punctuality and resource utilisation. Thirteen ports will implement PortCDM for all types of port calls, initially starting with different types and then sharing the experiences, for example Stavanger – cruise ships, Gothenburg – bulk, Valencia – container. The solution will expand and cover integration with ships other ports and the hinterland”
What are the main benefits?
Mikael: “Information transparency leads to better informed decisions for all stakeholders. Ship owners can save fuel, port operators can use their capacity better, and goods owners will know when and where their goods are handled. We are introducing new possibilties in the ports and as with any change there is a thershold to overcome. Once they have started testing it though, they’ll all want to keep Port CDM.”
What is the progress to date?
Mikael: “We have demonstration plans for all thirteen ports and are running ‘living labs’* in the ports every fourth week. The technical infrastructure is progressing well and the standard is under review. The first tests will be held in Gothenburg in May.”.
What do think is the most fun?
Sandra: “Meeting people and knowing that we bring them something truly new and helpful. Digitising the maritime industry and connecting all the parts in the maritime transport chain can make a huge difference.”
Port CDM in short:
Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM) services will make port calls more efficient for all stakeholders through improved information sharing, situational awareness, optimised processes, and collaborative decision making during port calls. Port CDM will be validated by expanding the network of ports and Port CDM services in the Nordic and Mediterranean regions. The contextual differences between port approaches will be analysed, and will serve as a basis for refining the concept. The test beds will also be the first step towards involving commercial and public service developers/distributors in building Port CDM Services.
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Source: Sea Traffic Management