IT-consultancy and advisory

Keep up with the digital era, wisely

Smart integration of the ships and remote access to the vessels’ assets ends one of the main problems of IT in maritime businesses – doubled (“redundant”) data. There are opportunities to save money when transmitting data. One of the main reasons for this is the missing standardization of data, caused by using different software vendors. Most of them try to offer consistent data structures, but only for their own products. Unable to look out of the box, all the different data providers will continue to send data, which already exist as no one has a common interfacing. Whether your requirements are technical or strategic, we will deliver value-added solutions efficiently and on time.

Fields of expertise

Advice, tender procedure, selection & implementation • Systems: RIS, TOS, PCS, SafeSeanet, e-windows • Areas: enterprise IT-architecture, traffic control, terminal management systems • Process improvement: engineering optimization, Six Sigma

Case in the spotlights

Other cases in this field of expertise

Outil informatique de gestion des droits 2017

Assistance to Port Authority's IT organisation in co-writing and reviewing proposal to offer services regarding selection, modificiation and implementation of IT application to automatic processing of port dues.

Revision of Reporting Formalities Directive 2018

PortExpertise MSW Expert, Mr.Bentein assisted framecontract holder Ecorys in the revision of th EU Reporting Formalities Directive with the aim to establish European Martime Single Window Environment, which included an analysis of current state of EU MSW in EU maritime member states

Management & project Assistance on Maritime Single Window 2017-2019

The aftermath of the large European Maritime Single Window project (see reference AnNa), resulted in a continution of our expert services to the Belgian Ministry of Transport in which the client was assisted on ongoing MSW procedures. Services included analysis and defining action plan on compliancy with SafeSeaNet requirements of the national IT applications.

IT-package selection, Beira, Mozambique, 2017.

The container and multi purpose terminal requested assistance from our experts in selecting the matching Terminal Operating Systems. Together with Stow Faktor, PortExpertise defined the set up the project in order to allow an efficient package selection. This included the process re(engineering) of planning and terminal activities.

Port strategy development plan, Edo, Benin, 2017.

PortExpertise provided a pre-positioning of the region's hinterland port development plan in order to link it to the nation's national strategy. PortExpertise also identified the cargo flows, forecasted traffic flows, foresaw training facilities and drafted the layout, the project financing and the necessary IT-applications.

Training of port terminal Director, Beira, Mozambique, 2016.

PortExpertise provided the training of a port terminal manager to be located in Beira. Expert training was given during a general training program set-up by Venturn NL. PortExpertise experts contributed to on-the-job trainings related to ISPS, AEO, IT-applications (Terminal Management Systems) and terminal planning (dry bulk, break bulk).

SafeSeaNet, Port Community Systems Portal, four Flemish seaports, 2006-09.

PortExpertise assisted the competent authority in the EU-Maritime Single Window compliancy implementation SafeSeaNet project for Belgium, an European project that has been rolled out in various European countries, 2014-2016, BE, BG, CY, IT, FR, GR, LT, NL, P, RO, SL, SP, SW UK, CR, D, Iceland, Malta, NW, Israel, Montenegro.

EU-project management TRACECA TENs corridor, Eastern Europe-Turkey, 2007-09.

TRACECA-corridor is involved in gradually developing trends of trade and economic development. Major traffic flows passing through a corridor formed on the one hand, in Western and Central Europe, and on the other - in Central and South East Asia. At present the TRACECA-countries are gradually implementing the IGC TRACECA Strategy for development of the international transport Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor for the period up to 2015, aimed at creation of a sustainable infrastructure chain ensuring multi-modal transport with step-by-step integration of the corridor into the Trans-European Transport Networks (TENs). In this context of improving maritime links between the TRACECA and TENs-corridors, Port- Expertise did market research and projected traffic flows, did a feasibility study on the ro-ro terminal Samsun and a pre-feasibility study of the port of Filyos (both in Turkey). It also analyzed the port community systems, looked at maritime safety and security, and studied PPP-and bankable projects in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Georgia,and Ukraine.

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