Digitized port call process reduces CO2 emissions by 6000 tons

15 May 2024 / Gothenburg, Sweden

A comprehensive digitalization of the vessel arrival process in the Port of Gothenburg is now underway.

The platform "Digital Port Call" becomes a new part of the port's maritime infrastructure, providing entirely new conditions for a faster, safer, more efficient, and sustainable ship call process.

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia, handling approximately 6000 ship calls per year. At each arrival, a multitude of actors in the port are activated, from the moment a vessel enters the port area until it is berthed.

From the departure of a vessel from its previous port until it arrives at the Port of Gothenburg, large amounts of information need to be communicated between up to 120 different actors who need to be synchronized, including shipping companies, terminals, tugboats, pilots, boatmen, and traffic planners…

…The platform also enables Just-In-Time arrivals for vessels. By receiving a "digital queue ticket" well in advance of arrival, vessels avoid rushing into the port area for a favorable slot time. Instead, it can adjust to a more eco-friendly and cost effective speed during the sailing from the previous port so that upon arrival in the Gothenburg port area, it can proceed directly to a pre-assigned quay…

…When calculating the total reduction in anchorage and berth time, the Port of Gothenburg expects a decrease of 6000 tons of CO2 emissions in the port area per year thanks to the conditions created by Digital Port Call…

(For information about operations in Sweden, contact GAC Sweden at [email protected])

Source: Extract from Port Gothenburg press release dated 14 May 2024

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