Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. has joined the Portchain Connect Network

January 29, 2024

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Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. implements Portchain Connect to simplify the berth alignment process with  Hapag-Lloyd

Portchain today announced Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co (DCHC) has joined the Portchain Connect network. DCHC were one of the first pilot terminals to trial Portchain Connect and were among the first adopters in the Mediterranean. Having successfully completed the trial phase, DCHC  will continue to use Portchain Connect to increase the quality and speed of their berth alignment with customers through digital handshakes and secure data sharing. Portchain is excited to extend their partnership with DCHC, who have been a collaborative voice in the development of the platform. Portchain Connect enables DCHC to receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from carrier systems, and enables them to respond and counter propose quickly, to align the vessel schedule with the terminal berth plan. Conversely, berth plan updates flow to Portchain Connect automatically through an integration to their TOS. 

Portchain Connect

Portchain Connect streamlines the flow of schedule data to shorten the time to align the berthing window. The platform allows terminals and carriers to share and receive quality data and reduce delays in information transmission. Portchain Connect provides users with an easy-to-use overview of all their vessel calls and ensures they can securely transfer berthing information, remove the costs associated with manual non-digitised communication and align on berthing windows to improve schedule reliability. Download the brochure for more information.

"We are excited to work with DCHC and help them drive efficiencies in their berth alignment process by facilitating streamlined data exchange. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and continuously improving the platform based on user feedback"

Thor Thorup, CCO & Co-Founder

About Portchain

Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping. Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, South America and Africa.

About Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co.

Egypt's geographical location gives it competitive advantage in the maritime sector. With access to both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea and linked by the Suez Canal, Egypt’s ports are critical to the global maritime industry.

The port of Damietta is located 10Km West of the Nile, and 70km west of Port Said. The port`s basin is connected to the Nile by a canal to facilitate access to inland navigation. Although mainly acting as a transshipment port, the port of Damietta offers excellent access to Egyptian transport infrastructure allowing easy access to local markets and exporters. DCHC was established in 1986 and is located on the western side of the port of Damietta. In 1990, DCHC began commercial operations, becoming one of the most important container terminals in the Mediterranean Sea.

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