The new data has been added in response to growing focus on port call co-ordination by carriers, shippers and ports as they seek to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce pollution emissions caused by vessels waiting to berth or awaiting departure slots.
The new service combines IHS Markit’s Ports and Terminals data and other information to provide a comprehensive directory of port facility information, previous port calls, live port occupancy and berth availability and inbound marine traffic all within a single online service.
From January 26, marine managers, superintendents and other shipping company personnel will be able to use Voyager FLEET INSIGHT to select a port in any location and gain access to a wide range of essential information including:
- Vessels currently in port
- Vessels en route to a port along with live ETAs
- Details of berths and terminal facilities
- Port contacts including Agents, Bunker Suppliers, Stevedores and other service providers
- Port State Control inspections undertaken and deficiencies recorded for all vessels calling at that port
- Historical port call information
Information is displayed both in a list view and geographically on a map. As with all Voyager FLEET INSIGHT services, where appropriate, data can also be viewed on a marine map, overlaid on C-MAP charts or in conjunction with official AVCS Online ENCs.
“Decisions relating to port calls today often require considerable liaison with the vessel and/or spending time trying to find the information required in high pagination paper port directories. Increasingly our ship management customers need faster access to accurate and reliable information when in the office and on the move,” said Hayley van Leeuwen, director of product and marketing for the Voyager Worldwide Group. “We are delighted to have been able to work with IHS Markit to offer our customers very efficient online access to the up-to-date information they need about ports worldwide and help make better, faster decisions.”
“We’re delighted to expand our long relationship with Voyager Worldwide with our Ports & Terminals data helping them meet the ever-increasing demand for digitisation in the maritime industry," said Guy Sear, VP and global head of risk & compliance, maritime & trade at IHS Markit. "With our data available through the FLEET INSIGHT platform we’re pleased that customers will be able to further utilise the most comprehensive port information in the world in an integrated solution.”
The new port module is available to all users of Voyager Worldwide’s FLEET INSIGHT platform.