Port of Rotterdam: routescanner to choose the smart way
On 22 and 23 June, the Port Authority Round Table took place online, during which the world’s 20 largest ports talked about decarbonisation of shipping, digitalisation and disruptions in the logistics chain. During these PAR meetings, the participating ports expressed their intention to share data more intensively. A concrete example is the use of neutral platforms such as the Routescanner, which was developed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Shipping is the most efficient form of transport for containers worldwide. To date, planning container transport is a complicated puzzle for ship owners and carriers because information on shipping routes and rail and road connections is often not complete or transparent. By sharing information with each other on a globally neutral platform, insight is gained into what the most favourable container route is, thus saving a lot of time and money while reducing emissions.