Integrated port operations

Integrating port operations in IP1

The introduction of the Port Collaborative Decision Making concept will be the main driver for the work with improving port operations around Europe during this period. With the validation of P-CDM in 10 European ports in the beginning of IP1, the proven improvements in those ports are incentive enough for more ports to follow. Since SeaSwim is not fully operational in IP1, the main focus during this period will be the information-integration and collaboration among actors within the port. By using tools, knowledge and experience shared through the Port CDM developer zone, the adaption to P-CDM standards can be made by the ports themselves together with their system providers. Provisionally SeaSwim supporting services enables this work to be performed in a generic way, preparing for the integration into SeaSwim in IP2. The possibility of defining and measuring performance in a generic way increases the competiveness for those ports which adopt P-CDM in an early stage.

The common situational awareness among the port´s actors identifies slack and inefficiency in a way that gives immediate efficiency benefits for both ships and ports.

Ship-port synchronisation is starting to be implemented in Port-CDM ports, even if the fully integrated synchronisation functionality will come with a fully implemented SeaSwim in IP2.

 Integrating port operations in IP2

When SeaSwim now is operational and the information about Voyages is available for subscription, the port and the ship can dynamically synchronise the arrival of the ship, according to the contract and operational prerequisites, giving the possibility for just in time arrival and the reduction of waiting time.

Port-CDM services and standardised ways of measuring performance of the port can now be shared with the outside through a common Port Maturity Model, a declaration of the performance metrics of a specific port. 

Integrating port operations in IP3

Port-CDM has now become an integrated functionality in the existing Port Community Systems, and standards are governed by a federated governing body. Port-CDM also provides interfaces to the distribution part of the transport (hinterland transport), and the terminals.